The average Dodgers fan probably won’t know the name of Joe Beimel. The left-handed reliever made a 4 year stop in Los Angeles on his 13-year journey through the big leagues starting in 2006. His time here was mostly uneventful, aside from a sliced hand that kept him out of the 2006 Division Series and disappointed fans.
Now 44 years old, Beimel is looking to make a comeback to the big leagues. The former Dodgers reliever reportedly signed a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres this week.No officially word on what Beimel has looked like on the mound but it must have been enough to impress.
Beimel last threw a pitch at the big league level back in 2015 with the Mariners. That stint ended with 53 appearances and decent enough numbers to get him through the season after riding minor league deals. Dodgers fans might remember that he also later played with the New Britain Bees of the Atlantic League.
Best of luck to Joe in his comeback!
Other Dodgers News
The Dodgers had a few more injury scares following the win on Friday night in Los Angeles. Cody Bellinger had to come out of the game after an RBI single in the 5th inning. But the good news is that as he walked off of the field, he appeared to say it was just a cramp in his leg. Los Angeles already had him scheduled to take Saturday off.
Max Muncy was the other Dodgers player to come out. But he did no aggravate his ankle injury as previously reported. Instead, the team called it side soreness that pulled him out of the game. They are currently considering him as day-to-day.