Dodgers Reportedly Sign Former Astros Closer Ken Giles
The Dodgers have reportedly struck a deal with former MLB closer Ken Giles. MLB insider Jon Heyman reports the deal is of the minor league variety.
Giles, 32, last pitched at the big league level for the Seattle Mariners last season, making 5 appearances in relief before being designated for assignment. He later signed a deal with the San Francisco Giants but never made it onto the MLB roster.
The veteran of 8 big league seasons owns a career 2.71 ERA, spending time with the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and most notably the Houston Astros. He has 115 career saves. He underwent Tommy John surgery in 2020 and that wiped out his 2021 season.
He recently held a showcase for teams after spending time working at the Driveline baseball facility in an attempt to get back to his former glory. The velocity was noticeably down from the 98 MPH he threw earlier in his career, but that could tick up in a big league setting.
More to come on this story.