Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal

The Dodgers have signed Mike MacDougal to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training according to the team (on Twitter).

MacDougal, 34 in March, appeared in 17 games for the Cardinals last season, striking out 14 and walking 12 in 18 2/3 innings of work. He saved 20 games for the Nationals in 2009, though he walked (38) more batters than he struck out (34) in 54 1/3 innings that year. MacDougal still throws extremely hard, but he's always been held back by command issues. 

The former All-Star has signed minor league contracts in each of the last three offseasons.

16 Responses to Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal Leave a Reply

  1. #PowerMoves

  2. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    have fun with that. The only reason he use to be effective was he could crank it up to 99-100 mph, now he sits 94-95.

    • BlueSkyLA 5 years ago

      Looks like he’s always been pretty wild. Minor league contract. Who cares?

      • jwsox 5 years ago

        he is very wild he has a habit of throwing his head down and not looking during his pitching motion. he literally does not know where he is throwing. I’m fully surprised this guy is still in baseball he is a hard thrower yes but he has no command at all and only one pitch

  3. This guy is all fastball. No curve, no change, no control, no outs. Sadly, his fastball sucks too.

  4. dc21892 5 years ago

    He could end up a decent signing. Maybe he’ll crack the big league club.

  5. Low risk, high reward signing….

    • jwsox 5 years ago

      as a whitesox fan there is no reward with this guy he is a worse version of farnsworth but at least farns has not lost as much on his fastball as macd has

    • setupunchtag 5 years ago

      Low risk, LOW reward…

  6. SmackSaw 5 years ago

    Steve Dalkowski redux. Only Mac made the bigs.

  7. Scrap meet Heap

  8. MAC THE 9TH!

  9. mattevilspawn 5 years ago

    Good luck w/that, LAD. The guy was absolutely lit up during his stint on the Cards. No flashes of the old MacDougal and really looked washed up. He’s lucky to land a minors deal. Hope it works out for him.

  10. Brit Finnegan 4 years ago

    MacDougal was garbage for the Cards. At least you’ll be able to see some home runs given up.

  11. David Resley 4 years ago

    Do you think that all of these minor league contracts and has-been signings are a ploy to devalue the Dodgers so much that Frank doesn’t have to give full value to Jamie when Mark Cuban buys the team?

  12. Good enough for Ned Colletti.

    Ned: “Hey Frank, check this guy out! He throws the ball REALLY HARD in this game!”

    Frank: “Wow Ned, you’re right! Think we can sign him? I was thinking 3 years at $18 million.”

    Ned: “Yeahhhhh, about wasting your money Frank, let’s try a minor league contract.”

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