Dodgers Seeking Lefty Reliever; No Interest In Fuentes

The Dodgers are looking to add a left-handed reliever but have no interest in Brian Fuentes, reports Dylan Hernandez of The Los Angeles Times (on Twitter). The Athletics released Fuentes earlier today.

Scott Elbert has been the lone southpaw in the Los Angeles bullpen this year, but lefties have tagged him for a .286/.349/.429 batting line in 63 plate appearances. Any team that signs Fuentes will only owe him the pro-rated portion of the league minimum for the remainder of the season.


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35 Comments on "Dodgers Seeking Lefty Reliever; No Interest In Fuentes"


BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 1 month ago

Will Ohman is available.

3 years 1 month ago

Bring back Hong Chi Kuo.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 1 month ago

Only if they could bring back the old Hong Chi Kuo. The current Hong Chi Kuo can’t pitch.

Wick Terrell
3 years 1 month ago

they can have Bill Bray.

doyers
3 years 1 month ago

i would give fuentes a chance or we can bring back hong chi kuo

3 years 1 month ago

Will Ohman and Hong Chi Kuo are both washed up and Bill Bray has a worse ERA than Fuentes. 

OldStyle_NewCubs
3 years 1 month ago

Ryan Dempster + James Russell?

ThinkBlue10
3 years 1 month ago

Or Garza + Russell instead.

Iconoclast17
3 years 1 month ago

Sure, for Andre Eithier.

3 years 1 month ago

I’m tempted to say “DONE DEAL”.

Dodgerbluez
3 years 1 month ago

Either a month into a 6 year/ 96 mill contract.. Wont happen

Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

Onelki Garcia should already be close…
Next year anyway.

dodgers33dodgers
3 years 1 month ago

not jus Garcia, but Steven Rodriguez too, those two being almost major League ready is gonna make the offseason easier for them for the bullpen next year.

3 years 1 month ago

I thought the Dodgers loved ex-Angel players.

BlueLA
3 years 1 month ago

no its ex-giant players we love

3 years 1 month ago

Benji Molina’s available, he fits both requirements.

Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

 Ned’s checking in on Greg Minton right now.

Jack Hillyard
3 years 1 month ago

Wonder what the Dodgers would offer to Tim Collins.

Colin Christopher
3 years 1 month ago

I was wondering the same thing. Or Jose Mijares.

wrestlingcritic
3 years 1 month ago

Wonder if the Tigers would part with Duane Below…

doyers
3 years 1 month ago

maybe we can c rodriguez this yr as a september callup for our championship run

snowles
3 years 1 month ago

Darren Oliver will be a very attractive and sought-after piece if the Jays fall out of the race.  ERA+ of 302 in 36 games, 32 innings, 9.7K/9. Team holds a 3 million option on him for next year.

.218/.275/.345 vs. LHP, .179/.246/.214 vs. RHP. The .214 slugging is not a typo…

Joey E
3 years 1 month ago

Paco Rodriguez who they just drafted has the potential to be up this year. just wait ned

leachim2
3 years 1 month ago

I wonder if Thatcher is available.

NYBravosFan10
3 years 1 month ago

Venters for Kershaw straight up. Deal?

Gumby65
3 years 1 month ago

You might get Doug Kershaw or Sammy Kershaw for Venters, provided Venters can sing, play fiddle, or both.

halofan
3 years 1 month ago

The Dodgers should look at JC Romero as a left handed option out of the pen. Perhaps the Dodgers can take Vernon Wells off the Angels hands.  Im sure the Angels would even pay 1/2 his salary. Dont you think Vernon would look good in Dodger Blue?

thegrayrace
3 years 1 month ago

Vernon Wells is a left-handed reliever now?

We already have plenty of Angels leftovers for LF with Rivera and Abreu. Unless you want to pay 100% of Wells contract, no thanks.

3 years 1 month ago

A nifty pickup ought to be Wesley Wright of the Astros. On the surface, 0-2, 4.13 ERA doesn’t sound that good but, against lefties, he has a .175 OBA, .558 OPS against, and a 3.5 K/BB ratio meaning that he’s dealing as a designated lefty specialist and is getting abused when he has to face righties.

A former Rule V pick from the Dodgers organization, he’s matured since he was claimed back in 2008, is a Super 2 arb eligible at the end of the year but will be under club control until 2015. The Astros have several lefties in the system and would probably not ask for much to deal him since they’d like to look at some other arms (Abad, Cedeno, Chapman, Olberholzer).

If used right, he could have huge upside and cost very little either in salary or what it would cost to get him. 

Mike C.
3 years 1 month ago

Why would Colletti sign a mediocre veteran lefty reliever for free when he can move a good prospect and pay a high salary for a similar lefty for the pen? 

Dodgerbluez
3 years 1 month ago

What happened to the guy we traded J-Mac for?? Old man Ocatvio.. Good move Ned.

doyers
3 years 1 month ago

dodgers should sign JC romero to be a left handed specialist with elbert