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Can the Dodgers Fix Recently-Signed, Former Elite Closer Ken Giles?

The Dodgers made a move that flew a little under the radar last weekend, signing longtime MLB reliever Ken Giles to a minor league deal.

Giles, 32, last appeared with the Seattle Mariners at the MLB level, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings in 2022.

Giles’ career began way back in 2014 with the Philadelphia Phillies, when he came out of nowhere as a dominant reliever. Giles ended up working his way up to closer status, having five straight seasons with double-digit saves, including a career-high 34 saves in 2017 with the Houston Astros.

Giles then joined the Toronto Blue Jays for a few years, where his career somewhat tailed off in 2020. Then, he resurfaced in 2022 for a short amount of time, and that was that.

Now, though, Giles is in the Dodgers organization, looking to potentially make an impact on the bullpen at some point this season.

Fortunately, he came to the right organization, as the Dodgers are known to have tons of success with reclamation projects.

Additionally, he came to an organization that is covered by none other than our very own Doug McKain, and McKain knows just about everything there is to know about the sport of baseball.

So, of course, McKain made an in-depth video on the addition of Giles, which is must-watch for all Dodger fans.

McKain spoke about the signing, the history of Giles and if the Dodgers can get him back to his elite self.

You can watch the video by clicking the video at the top of the article, or by clicking right here.

For now, Giles will continue working in the minor leagues. But if he impresses the Dodger coaches, don’t be surprised to see him get an opportunity at some point later in the year. The Dodgers bullpen could definitely use the help right now.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

One Comment

  1. Obviously the Dodgers sure could use the help! There bullpen is really getting taxed w/the injuries & lack of innings the starters (at least it seems that way). Any team can always use good pitching, whether their starters or relievers!

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