Blue Jays, Pirates, Rays Interested In Dotel

The Blue Jays, Pirates, and Rays are interested in free agent reliever Octavio Dotel, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.  Since all three clubs might be willing to offer closing jobs, Dotel ought to be intrigued.  On December 8th, ESPN's Enrique Rojas reported that the Diamondbacks, Blue Jays, Orioles, Twins, Pirates and Yankees had inquired on Dotel, though some of those clubs have since filled bullpen openings.

Dotel, 37, posted a 4.08 ERA, 10.5 K/9, 4.5 BB/9, 1.3 HR/9, and 31.7% groundball rate in 64 innings for the Pirates, Dodgers, and Rockies.  He received a $3.5MM base salary when the Pirates first signed him in January of this year.

 



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