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Dodgers Roster News: LA Adds Former Mariner James Jones On a MiLB Deal

Fans will have to continue waiting for a splash play this off-season. Keeping in line with the conservative approach we’ve seen all winter, the Dodgers have signed minor league outfielder James Jones to a minor league deal.

Jones’ last appearance in the majors came in 2015 as he spent two seasons with the Mariners accumulating 81 hits in 136 games (.238 batting average). Since then, he has bounced around the minor league circuit and appeared on three teams in 2022.

While Jones has been known as an outfielder, he’s more recently tried to establish himself as a pitcher. The 33-year-old owns a career 4.48 ERA in the minors and a 9-4 record in 142.2 innings pitched. His last season batting came in 2018.

The left-hander has pitched in the Dominican Winter League and Puerto Rican Winter League this offseason.

The Dodgers continue to add to their depth and continue signing low-risk deals. Saving money this late into the off-season has caused them to miss out on every major target in positions of need while also losing proven players on the roster.

A reset seems inevitable but fans will have to wait until the regular season in any case the team decides to make a big deadline move. While the Dodgers have been known to make such decisions, as it goes now the team will roll with no true centerfield, Gavin Lux at shortstop and a thin pitching staff with players still coming off of injury.

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  1. Their all about money and they know what’s coming with yet another massive spending. A great move if your a Billionaire and are guaranteed 4 million show up no matter what team they put on the field. Not so great for fans that allow them to get away with keeping a roster that’s “JUST GOOD ENOUGH” to be in the chase.

  2. How can a team be cheap when they’ve had one of the highest payrolls for the last 10 yrs! No true centerfielder? Thin pitching staff? Missed out on big free agents? I don’t agree at all. Outman/ Thompson/ Taylor all all legit centerfielders, Urias/Kershaw/Thor/ Gonsolin/ May is a great rotation. Missing out? Listen, This team is almost the same as last year, no Trea but no Bellinger. A healthier Muncy and Taylor, a strong bullpen and they might add Bauer or if free of his salary they can make another splash now or at the trade deadline.
    Stop gaslighting the fans and look around!

  3. Kershaw, Urias,Syndergaard, Gonsolin, and Dustin May. Thin pitching staff? Plus the couple high ceiling rookies? They will be one of the top staffs.

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