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Dodgers sign Matt Palmer to minor league contract

Jan 9, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

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Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports that the Dodgers have signed right-handed pitcher Matt Palmer to a minor league contract. The deal also carries an invitation to spring training, though Palmer is highly doubtful to carve himself a spot on Los Angeles’ Opening Day 25-man roster.

Palmer allowed two runs in two innings with the Padres last season. He spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Tuscon, where he had a 5.66 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 64/42 K/BB ratio in 98 2/3 frames.

Palmer was a 31st-round pick in the 2002 MLB Amateur Draft out of Missouri State University. He owns a 4.56 career ERA and a 1.48 career WHIP in 185 1/3 big-league innings (20 starts, 43 relief appearances).

  1. sbmcintosh36 - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    So the real question here is how he fits into this team since he’ll be playing on the minimum salary…square peg round hole???

    • stercuilus65 - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:57 AM

      I’m surprised only one idiot whiner posted….

  2. sbmcintosh36 - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM

    Whiner, what’s to whine about they signed a scrub, it’s funny after all the big contacts.
    Yankees fan don’t care what they spend

  3. soxfan1966 - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    The Dodgers strike again. Man, they are ACTIVE all over the place. I guess their new ownership is pretty serious.

  4. tonyz6060chevy - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Why do they sign this guy ,and don’t give Brian Wilson a a minor league contact instead?We all know Ned Colletti’s penchant for signing Ex- Giants. I guess signing Juan Uribe was the last straw!

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