Dodgers To Sign Ron Mahay

The Dodgers have agreed to sign Ron Mahay, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark (on Twitter). The left-hander gives manager Don Mattingly another option out of the 'pen, along with southpaws Hong-Chih Kuo and Scott Elbert.

Mahay posted a 3.44 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 2.1 BB/9 in 34 innings for the Twins last year. The 39-year-old has always fared better against left-handed hitters, including in 2010, when he held them to a .219/.239/.281 line and posted 6.2 K/9 and 1.0 BB/9 against them.


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20 Comments on "Dodgers To Sign Ron Mahay"


true2lablue
4 years 7 months ago

Good move if the price is right

BlueSkyLA
4 years 7 months ago

Good move period.

4 years 7 months ago

There goes the last lefty reliever off the market that was possibly even worth a look.

DODGERDOG_16
4 years 7 months ago

now lets see if he can win the job

bleedDODGERblue
4 years 7 months ago

Finally a lefty. Do we have room on the 40man?

lasordaforpresident
4 years 7 months ago

no, someone gets bumped

lasordaforpresident
4 years 7 months ago

Hector Gimenez, Lindsey, Hoffmann…one of those? Cant see Javy G, Schlit, Luis Vasquez, Mitchell or Xavier getting bumped before them.

thegrayrace
4 years 7 months ago

Xavier Paul’s days have to be numbered. I suspect he’ll be traded soon. Thames, Gibbons, Gwynn all probably have a better chance of making the roster, and Paul is out of options.

BlueSkyLA
4 years 7 months ago

Looks like Jamie Hoffmann might be out of options also.

damnitsderek
4 years 7 months ago

He has two options left.

BlueSkyLA
4 years 7 months ago

Thanks… where are you find option info?

damnitsderek
4 years 6 months ago

It’s just from memory. He was added to the 40-man prior to the 2009 season, optioned out in Spring Training, then outrighted off before 2010. The Yankees picked him in the Rule 5, but since they returned him before Spring Training ended, he never burned a second option year.

doyers
4 years 7 months ago

could be a nice signing since the dodgers needed a lefty coming out of the bullpen besides kuo. and he has pitched better against left handed hitters.

sherrilltradedooverexperience
4 years 7 months ago

or elbert gets bumped

vtadave
4 years 7 months ago

I got to see Elbert pitch in the Arizona Fall League this year and I must say he looked pretty good. Scouts there that I was sitting behind seemed impressed and said that he was clocked in the 92-95 range and that his slider looked very good. No chance he gets bumped.

BruinPirateAnteater
4 years 7 months ago

I like it!

sherrilltradedooverexperience
4 years 7 months ago

it’s a minor league deal. no one’s getting bumped for a while

BlueSkyLA
4 years 7 months ago

Where do you see minor league deal? Not in this story or the linked twitter feed.

BlueSkyLA
4 years 7 months ago

Thanks, I did find that info right after I posted the question. I’d assumed that MLBTR would have had the latest dope on this signing. Seems they still don’t. I won’t ever assume that again.