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Dodgers sign reliever John Grabow to minor-league contract

Dec 19, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT


John Grabow has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Dodgers, according to Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors.

To get a sense for how far Grabow’s stock has fallen, consider that he just finished a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cubs that was signed shortly after they acquired him from the Pirates in a five-player swap.

During that two-year deal Grabow threw 88 innings with a 5.52 ERA and 58/41 K/BB ratio. Even at his best Grabow had mediocre strikeout rates and sub par control, but he could stick in the Dodgers’ bullpen as a left-handed middle reliever.

  1. cup0pizza - Dec 19, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Thanks, Ned.

  2. Alex K - Dec 19, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    I don’t know if anyone else besides Jim Hendry was willing to sign him to his last contract. So maybe his stock hasn’t fallen quite as far as that contract would suggest.

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 19, 2011 at 1:38 PM

    Another Jim Hendry signing extinguished.

  4. tmungo - Dec 19, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    good riddance…..glad the Cubs were able to find someone to take him.

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