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Dodgers Sign Former Mariners Left-Handed Reliever

There’s been a flurry of free agent transactions in recent days. As of Friday night, the biggest news for the Dodgers was re-signing franchise icon Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers made a less notable signing the day prior.

On Thursday, left-handed reliever Daniel Zamora announced that he had joined the Dodgers organization in a twitter post. The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya confirmed the signing and specified that it was a minor league deal.

Zamora appeared in four games for the Seattle Mariners last year and recorded a 6.23 ERA. Of his 48 innings pitched last year, 43.2 of them were in AAA.

The Loma Linda native first broke into the bigs in 2018 with the New York Mets. In 33 appearances with New York, Zamora posted a 4.08 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP. New York waived him last May.

Zamora’s MLB sample size is small (95 batters faced), but his stats suggest he’s a reverse-split left-handed reliever – which is an anamoly. He’s yielded a .866 OPS to left-handed hatters (48 total batters faced) and a .716 (47 TBF) versus right-handed hitters.

His signing is another low-risk move by the Dodgers as the team continues to add minor league arms. LA has also signed Sam Gaviglio, Cole Duensing, Robbie Erlin, and José Adames to minor league deals this offseason.

Zamora did not receive an non-roster invite to the Dodgers spring training. 

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