Dodgers News and Rumors: Could Todd Coffey Be A Dodger Again?
The Los Angeles Dodgers bullpen has been a priority this off-season and now they might have an excess of quality relievers to start the season. The Dodgers re-signed Brian Wilson and J.P. Howell, but another former Dodger might be interested in being back in Los Angeles. Todd Coffey played for the Dodgers in 2012, but midway through the season he was forced to have Tommy John surgery and hasn’t pitched since.
Coffey will hold a showcase in January to draw interest from MLB teams, but admitted that he would love to go back to LA. He appeared in 23 games for the Dodgers and had a 4.66 ERA. He’s 25-18 in his career with a 4.10 ERA, but his best season came in 2009 as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, finishing 2009 with a 2.90 ERA in 78 appearances.
The Dodgers have an abundance on relievers, which makes bringing back Coffey highly unlikely. As it stands, Javy Guerra, Jose Dominguez, and Chris Withrow might have to be dealt or start the season in Triple A. Adding Coffey would only cause more of a log jam in the bullpen and they definitely have more pressing needs then adding another reliever.
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