Once again, the Dodgers sign another player to a low risk deal this time signing Tayler Scott to a minor league contract.
According the latest on the MLB transactions page, Los Angeles signed the 35-year-old to a minor league contract on Jan. 3rd. On Saturday, they assigned the right handed pitcher to Oklahoma City in hopes of reviving his pitching career.
Scott who was drafted in 2011, has only seen playing time in 2019 and 2022. He had his MLB debut with the Mariners and only pitched five games with Seattle where he posted a 9.39 ERA before the Orioles claimed him off waivers mid season.
For the second half of the season, Scott struggled in Baltimore as well, posting an 18.69 ERA across 8.2 innings of work.
Following the end of the 2019 season, Scott became a free agent but was not picked up until the 2022 season by the San Diego Padres. With his new team, he appeared in eight games and was able to get his ERA down to 6.75 across 12 innings in the major leagues.
Overall, Scott has spent ten season with multiple different minor league teams posting a career ERA of 3.90 across 650 innings.
So maybe Scott is another Mark Prior project for the upcoming season and as Syndergaard said, “Anything the Dodgers touch turns into gold.” Hopefully the veteran pitcher can get a little bit of that luck this season within the Dodgers’ minor league system.
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