Reliever Daniel Zamora has signed with the Dodgers, he announced this evening on Twitter. Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic reports that it’s a minor league contract.
Zamora, 28, has appeared in three of the past four big league seasons. He broke into the majors with the Mets in 2018, and saw some time as a situational left-hander for two years. Zamora made 33 combined appearances but tallied just 17 2/3 innings, facing 41 left-handed hitters and 37 righties. The Stony Brook product actually had more success against opposite-handed batters, but it’s unlikely teams will put any stock in those splits in such a limited sample of work.
New York assigned Zamora to their alternate training site for the entirety of the shortened 2020 season. He got off to a dismal start last year with Triple-A Syracuse, and the Mets designated him for assignment in May. The Mariners picked him up off waivers and gave him four big league appearances before designating him themselves the following month. Zamora cleared waivers that time around and spent the rest of the season with their top affiliate in Tacoma. Over 37 innings with the Rainiers, he worked to a 4.14 ERA, striking out an impressive 29.2% of opposing hitters.
Zamora owns a 4.50 ERA over 22 MLB innings. He’s flashed some decent bat-missing ability against top-level hitters, punching out 28.4% of batters faced on the strength of an 11% swinging strike rate. There’s no downside for the Dodgers in giving him a look in Spring Training, although they already have a fair amount of left-handed bullpen depth. Alex Vesia, Caleb Ferguson, Víctor González, Justin Bruihl, Garrett Cleavinger and Darien Núñez are all already on the Los Angeles 40-man roster.
They still just signin minor leaguers?? Let’s go!
Wait, I want to know who is signing in the Mexican League first.
THE STOVE IS HOT!!!
big if true
So the lockout gets lifted and the first deal announced is a minor league deal? What a perfect microcosm of this entire offseason!
I wonder if the top free agents are going to start the entire FA process over again where they get an offer and then try to use that as leverage for other teams to beat it? They don’t have much time to do this given that spring training starts on Sunday, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the top free agents don’t sign for a couple more weeks. The increase in the CBT rates bring a lot more clubs into the mix for top free agents too. The Phillies now look like a legitimate landing spot for Carlos Correa. They could sign him and still have some ‘cap’ space left to round out their bullpen. Let’s hope we start seeing some major league deals signed as soon as tomorrow. I can’t wait to see which team Suzuki decides to sign with. He has the potential to be an absolute stud in the majors.
“The Phillies now look like a legitimate landing spot for Carlos Correa” hahahahahahahahahahaha
Though it is said about every one of these minor league signings, it is always inaccurate to claim there’s “no downside” to them. If that was really true, no player with even the slightest potential would go unsigned.
Many of these minor league signings come with ST with the big team. Zamora won’t stay in the minors lol
By far the most massive deal in the history of this CBA
I expect more deals like this, due to the current agreement. Older FAs are not going to be signed anymore. Not worth the money or investment, due to this agreement. I look forward to seeing some of those players play in Japan, Korea and Mexico.
Happy to see a new CBA……put some coal in the Stove….
Happy to see a new CBA……
AAAA filler. Hope it works put for him. He’ll be the Dodgers version of San Diego’s Daniel Camarena.