Dodgers Team News

Dodgers Sign Journeyman Pitcher Cuevas to Minor League Deal

Running short on pitching depth at the minor league level, the Dodgers signed free agent pitcher William Cuevas on Saturday. He starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City tonight.

OKC broadcaster Alex Freedman reported the signing.

The right-hander last appeared at the big league level with the Boston Red Sox in 2018. Over parts of 3 MLB seasons with Boston and the Detroit Tigers, Cuevas has allowed 20 earned runs over 22.1 innings pitched — 8.06 ERA over 13 games.

In the minor leagues, the now 32-year-old owns a 3.74 ERA over 209 games (137 starts).

He’s spent the last four seasons pitching in Korea for the KT Wiz in the KBO, accumulating a 33-23 record with a 3.89 ERA over 82 starts. Cuevas was also on Team Columbia’s roster in the recent World Baseball Classic. He allowed 2 runs in a 3 inning start.

With injuries to Tony Gonsolin and Ryan Pepiot on the major league staff, the Dodgers were forced to dip into the minor league starting depth early. With Michael Grove in the big league rotation for LA, the AAA rotation found itself short an arm for the first week of the season.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Back to top button