The Dodgers signed Kiko Calero, according to the transactions page of the team's Triple A affiliate. Calero didn't draw much attention as a free agent last winter, but the Mets eventually signed him. The 35-year-old right-hander didn't make the Mets and struggled at Triple A Buffalo before getting his release last month.
In 17 minor league innings this year, Calero posted a 10.59 ERA with 8.5 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9. He was easier to hit than he was last year, when he allowed just 36 hits in 60 innings. Calero pitched to a 1.95 ERA in 67 games in 2009, but teams worried about his health after the season. That didn't stop eight clubs from offering minor league deals this winter, however.
First comment of the day.
And it was pointless!
Anyone think Calero will be able to make the Dodgers bullpen? Its too bad he had his career year so late, if he was 30 last year someone probably would’ve given him at least 3MM guaranteed this season, possibly over multiple years.
well, at least they didn’t sign Jeff Suppan…
Shhhh…. I’m still trembling at the thought that Claudio Vargas is available again…
they passed on Daniel Caberra, too. More wisdom than I’ve been used to.
….and they just signed Vargas. Shoulda kept my trap shut.
didn’t know that Coletti was a MLBTR reader….