Dodgers To Sign Dana Eveland

The Dodgers agreed to sign Dana Eveland to a minor league split contract, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times. Eveland joins his fourth organization in ten months; he went from Oakland to Toronto in a February trade before the Pirates acquired him mid-season.

The 27-year-old left-hander pitched 54 1/3 innings for the Pirates and Blue Jays in 2010. In total, Eveland allowed 11.9 hits and 5.3 walks per nine innings pitched, striking out 4.0 batters per nine. Those peripheral stats aren't pretty, but he generated lots of ground balls as usual, posting a 50% ground ball rate. Eveland's best major league season came in 2008, when he made 29 starts at the back of Oakland's rotation and posted a 4.34 ERA.

The Dodgers will be able to retain Eveland as an arbitration eligible player through 2013, but the move is presumably geared toward 2011.


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48 Comments on "Dodgers To Sign Dana Eveland"


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Ian_Smell
4 years 7 months ago

I want Ronald Uviedo back.

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Sniderlover
4 years 7 months ago

Lol he is quite the brutal pitcher huh?

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Oh my gosh what a great guy. But no way am I letting you get him back. He is one of the nicest players in pro ball and I had such a great time talking to him and watching him pitch this summer. One of the true gentlemen thats unheard of.

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Ian_Smell
4 years 7 months ago

Yeah he is a nice guy. I got his autograph when I went to the Curve game where Strasburg pitched, along with Rudy Owens, Dustin Molleken, and Chase d’Arnaud’s autographs. I talked to d’Arnaud and asked him what Travis thought about the Halladay trade, and he said he was glad to get out of the Phillies organization because Ruiz was blocking him. It was a really cool experience.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

That sounds awesome. The Eastern League is awesome and the players are so cool. Chase D’Arnaud is awesome he hit a home run off of Petitte in the post-season. Crazy stuff! I love the pitchers on the curve. Dubee will be gone in a few weeks unfortunatley, but the rest of the staff is nasty. Justin Wilson and Rudy Owens are awesome! Didn’t you write a blog for BBWI about the experience of seeing Stras pitch in person?

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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

i guess this is what they meant by raising payroll.

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WagsFromLB
4 years 7 months ago

Yea because the dodgers are the only team to sign crappy players to minor league deals….oh wait…that’s right..every team does.

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Sniderlover
4 years 7 months ago

It was a joke. Why so serious?

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Guest
4 years 7 months ago

Because its annoying and for months now anyone who posts that lameness gets blasted.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 7 months ago

You’re in for a long offseason.

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Guest
4 years 7 months ago

No doubt.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Are you serious? The minor league signings that have already happened are 1/1000000 of what will happen this off-season…It’s supposed to be fun, enjoy it.

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55saveslives
4 years 7 months ago

Didn’t you know you can’t joke about Dodgers without their fans going into complete meltdown mode??

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Ferrariman
4 years 7 months ago

yeah, internet sarcasm might not be as easy to detect, but sometimes things are self explanatory….

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Want to hear something crazy? According to RJ, On June 2nd, fangraphs wrote an entry on how Dontrelle Willis and Dana Eveland both switched teams…Low and behold…

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baycommuter
4 years 7 months ago

Hope they need help at AAA…I’ve always thought he should pitch for the Clindians.

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4 years 7 months ago

okay its not THAT bad….maybe he can return to 2008 form and be a #5??? doubt it. but it doesnt hurt i guess. get padilla/garland and the rotation is set

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4 years 7 months ago

double post