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Dodgers News: RHP Wander Suero Agrees to Deal with LA

The Dodgers made a few more minor moves on Tuesday as they continue to round out their organizational depth. One of those moves was adding a former World Series champion on a minor-league deal.

Wander Suero has played his entire big-league career with the Nationals, including throwing 1.2 scoreless innings in the 2019 World Series when Washington beat the Astros. Los Angeles inked the big righty to a contract that will have him off the 40-man roster with a chance to earn a spot.

Suero most recently pitched in the Angels organization, posting a 6.08 ERA with Triple-A Salt Lake City last year before being released at midseason. He was a solid reliever for Washington from 2018-20 before really scuffling to a 6.33 ERA in 2021 and being released.

Suero mostly throws a cutter, with a changeup and a curveball mixed in. Whenever the Dodgers sign a pitcher, the question is always how Mark Prior and his staff of wizards will help improve him. With Suero, it looks like they’ll need to help him improve the pitch quality rather than just refining the usage like they have with some pitchers. But LA must see something they like in him and believe they can help him improve.

Suero is 31 years old, having spent more than eight years in the Washington farm system before debuting in 2018 at age 26.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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