Another Dodgers starting pitcher is on the move. Andrew Heaney has signed a two-year deal with the Rangers.
The two-year deal comes with a player option for the second year allowing Heaney to go out and test the market once again depending on his level of play. As it stands, the contract is worth $25 million but can increase to $37 million with incentives in those two years.
Heaney started 14 games for the Dodgers this season with injuries surrounding the Dodgers pitching unit and now gives the Dodgers a new hole to fill. While the Dodgers are looking to sign players, more continue to leave.
Free-agent left-hander Andrew Heaney in agreement with Rangers, pending physical, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 6, 2022
In 16 games this season, Heaney finished with a 4-4 record 110 strikeouts on a 3.10 ERA. His 72.2 innings pitched were the fifth most on the team with the Dodgers losing two of their top five most relied on pitchers from 2022 (Tyler Anderson).
With some of the top pitchers now off the market, the team either will have to be comfortable with the lineup they already have or look to help with cheaper. This of course doesn’t rule out the possibility of bringing in Carlos Rodon, although it seems like a long shot.
Who can the Dodgers sign to replace the production lost so far on the pitching staff?
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