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.


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16 Comments on "Dodgers Sign Mike MacDougal"


4 years 6 months ago

#PowerMoves

Ferrariman
4 years 6 months 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
4 years 6 months ago

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

jwsox
4 years 6 months 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

4 years 6 months ago

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

dc21892
4 years 6 months ago

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

4 years 6 months ago

Low risk, high reward signing….

jwsox
4 years 6 months 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
4 years 6 months ago

Low risk, LOW reward…

SmackSaw
4 years 6 months ago

Steve Dalkowski redux. Only Mac made the bigs.

4 years 6 months ago

Scrap meet Heap

4 years 6 months ago

MAC THE 9TH!

mattevilspawn
4 years 6 months 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.

Brit Finnegan
4 years 6 months ago

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

David Resley
4 years 6 months 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?

4 years 6 months ago

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.”