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Dodgers News: Dodgers Sign Nine Players To Minor League Deals

Josh BellAs the new year approaches, the Los Angeles Dodgers major league roster is almost set for Spring Training, except for a few minor additions left to make.

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Dodgers have come to terms with a handful of minor league pitchers:

The Demel signing was reported before but the deal is now official. Demel is a 28-year-old right-hander that spent some time in the major leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was signed and has been invited to Spring Training with the Dodgers. He spent last season in the New York Yankees’ farm system.

Carpenter is another 28-year-old right-hander that has spent some time in the big leagues with a few teams. His most extensive look came in 2012 when he pitched 12 games for the San Diego Padres and Philadelphia Phillies. Last season, he spent time with the Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics’ minor league affiliates.

Judy is a 27-year-old right-hander that appeared in 12 games for the Cleveland Indians in 2011. He spent last season up and down the Angels’ farm system. Ravin hasn’t reached the major leagues, but reached Triple-A last season with the Cincinnati Reds. He’s a 25-year-old right-hander that played at local Chatsworth High School.

McGeary is the youngest of the bunch and also the only left-hander. He spent time last season in the Boston Red Sox farm system and has reached as far as Single-A. The left-hander was drafted out of high school by the Washington Nationals. Abreu appeared with the Dodgers in the 2013 Spring Training before being reassigned to the minor league camp. He is a 28-year-old right-hander that appeared in seven games for the Houston Astros in 2011.

The Dodgers also brought back a former highly touted prospects in Bell, who was traded back in 2009. Since then, he’s played with the Diamondbacks, Yankees and White Sox. Te Ni has 58 games of experience with the Detroit Tigers, but sat out last season after spending time in the minor leagues.


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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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