The Dodgers have signed reliever Juan Rincon to a minor-league contract, the pitcher told Augusto Cárdenas at the Venezuelan paper Diario Panorama (link in Spanish). Rincon said the contract does not include an invitation to Spring Training, but he may still end up pitching there, as he noted, "I have to go to a mini-camp in order to be ready for big league [exhibition] games."
Rincon, 32, appeared in just two games for the Rockies last season and struggled at the team's Triple-A affiliate. The right-hander has shown that he can still strike hitters out in his light major league duty over the last two seasons, but control has eluded him since his mid-2000s heyday with the Twins.
Nobody has piped in yet so…
“Minor League Depth”
So hold the complaints!
Ned Colletti may get AAA executive of the year though for the fine work he’s done with the Isotopes.
Well, he will have to find a way to beat Brian Cashman first. It is a close race, but I think the Luis Ayala signing put Cashman in the lead
I hear Kevin Costner is still available.
First it was Guerrier. Then it was Mahay. Now it is Rincon. One more pitcher and I am going to start calling the Dodgers bullpen “Twins Bullpen West”
Go ahead and have Twins send over Joe Nathan for Jamey Carroll and we’ll allow that.
I love this is he can “regain his mid 2000s form”, ahahaha. He was a juicer and suspended for it. Hes the same as Brendan Donnely, a known juicer in the baseball community who has since lost it. Go figure, unless he can start juicing again he isn’t going to return to any “form”.
I think there are still a few random former Twins arms out there. Randy Flores was just snapped up by the Padres, but Maybe Eddie Guardado, Bobby Korecky or Brian Bass.
Colletti’s in negotiations with Frank Viola as we speak
I bet Jack Morris can still toss the ball.
Maybe to his grandkids….. now if you’re talking about Jerry Koosman, that’s a different story.
Why not invite Rincon to ST? What, not enough back fields for him to pitch on?
That part of the story seem odd to anyone else?