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Former Dodgers Reliever Signs With NL West Rival

Former Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Stephen Gonsalves agreed to a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old southpaw began this season in the Dodgers’ farm system after being invited to camp as a non-roster invitee. He was assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and struggled to get through 18 innings of relief, allowing 12 runs on 14 hits.

Alarms went off when he allowed his 20th free pass, forcing the Dodgers to assign him back to the Arizona Complex League. They released him on May 24.

The former fourth-round pick of the Minnesota Twins has been a reliever since 2022 but has some starting experience. The Rockies assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque; he allowed one run in two innings in his debut with Colorado’s top farm team.

Gonsalves compiled a 4.23 earned run average in parts of seven Triple-A seasons with the Twins, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and Dodgers organizations. Gonsalves doesn’t have much major league experience. He has only pitched in 10 MLB games, logging a 6.21 ERA in 29 innings.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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