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Dodgers News: LA Signs Free Agent Pitcher Cole Cressend

The Dodgers and pitcher Cole Cressend have agreed to a deal. Cressend is the son of former Major League pitcher Jack Cressend and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Cressend wasn’t selected in the 2023 Draft but lands with the Dodgers as he tries to carve out a big-league career.

The elder Cressend posted to social media about his excitement for his son. 

The 20-year-old pitcher recently performed in the Cape Cod League. He threw well, allowing two runs over 4.1 innings of work. LA seemed to see something, so they decided to give him a chance. 

This is what he has worked for his entire life, and now gets the opportunity to work with one of the best organizations in the Major Leagues. 

During his time in college, Cressend threw 113.1 innings of work. His ERA was decently high at 8.10, but that didn’t seem to bother LA.

It’ll be interesting to see how he performs and what his career trajectory will be going forward. The Dodgers have a way of finding diamonds in the rough, and maybe Cressand can be the next one. 

Andrew Friedman and company are always looking for ways to improve, and they don’t make moves just to make them. There has to be something special about this kid for them to give him a chance, it just remains to be seen what it is.

We wish Cole all the luck as he starts his Major League career, and hopefully, we see him rise in the organization sooner rather than later!

Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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