Minor Moves: Guillermo Mota, Rafael Dolis

We'll keep tabs on minor moves around the league today right here:

  • After confirming the signing of Brad Penny, the Royals have announced that the club has inked another grizzled right-hander to a minor league deal: reliever Guillermo Mota. (Twitter links.) The 40-year-old last threw in the bigs in 2012 for the Giants. Since he started his career in 1999, Mota has made more relief appearances than all but five pitchers, the club noted in its press release. Mota receives a Spring Training invite.
  • The Giants have signed right-handed reliever Rafael Dolis and invited him to Spring Training, according to the club's list of non-roster invitees. Dolis, who just turned 26, had spent his entire career in the Cubs organization. He only saw five games in the bigs last year, but made 34 appearances in 2012. In his MLB career, Dolis has a 5.48 ERA in 44 1/3 innings pitched.
  • With the release of Vernon Wells, there are currently no players sitting in DFA limbo, as the MLBTR DFA Tracker reflects.

7 Responses to Minor Moves: Guillermo Mota, Rafael Dolis Leave a Reply

  1. JSapp11 1 year ago

    Giants fans.. You’re getting a steal in Dolis if he can control his walks.

    • Ivan 1 year ago

      26 BB in 44.1 innings. Marmol’s younger brother?

      • JSapp11 1 year ago

        He falls off the mound… Which tends to pull his pitches too. Could be next Fernando Rodney!

  2. connfyoozed . 1 year ago

    Wasn’t Dolis closing games for the Cubs at one point, albeit briefly and not terribly well? The man has control issues, but apparently has the stuff to pitch in late innings.

    • Shane Newbanks 1 year ago

      MAJOR control issues. Just like Marmol, when he came into the game, I just knew something bad was going to happen. Usually a walk or two an appearance.

  3. James O'Donnell 1 year ago

    Guillermo Mota’s career started in 1999, not 2009.

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