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Dodgers expected to sign Jonathan Sanchez

May 15, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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Pedro Gomez of ESPN.com reports that Jonathan Sanchez has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Dodgers after being released by the Pirates last week.

Sanchez is 1-12 with an 8.73 ERA, .330 opponents’ batting average, and more walks (61) than strikeouts (60) in 78 innings since the beginning of last season, so presumably it would take a pretty impressive stretch at Triple-A for the Dodgers to consider calling him up.

That terrible pitching included allowing 18 runs in 13.2 innings for the Pirates and last season he wasn’t even much good in the minors.

  1. steelers88 - May 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Are the Dodgers really this desperate?

    • Brian Donohue - May 15, 2013 at 5:26 PM

      The big picture is positive: finally, a sector of the labor market that is so starved for bodies that it will take half-dead ones, and at six figures, no doubt. Green shoots of recovery indeed. This should be a feature story at WSJ.

  2. e5tolife - May 15, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    When you’re hard up for help…

  3. minimoose763 - May 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Take a bow, Ned Colletti.

    • manchestermiracle - May 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM

      Yeah, Ned is obviously the only manager in MLB who can’t foresee injuries. What a chump.

      • manchestermiracle - May 16, 2013 at 9:27 AM

        General manager.

  4. icanspeel - May 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

    Dodgers went from tons of SP and trading Harang to signing Sanchez. Goes to show you can never have too much pitching.

  5. DelawarePhilliesFan - May 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    /sarcasm font

    With the Phillies pulling off such a coup with Zambrano, what choice did the Dodgers have?

    • paperlions - May 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

      Thats…

      I…..

      But….

      Ummmm….

      /walks away shaking head

  6. e5tolife - May 15, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    I guess this is plan b if greinke isn’t really ready to go…

  7. blingslade - May 15, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    If I’m not mistaken they just signed the WORST pitcher in the major leagues the last two years.

    If this isn’t desperate then I don’t know what is.

    • tuberippin - May 16, 2013 at 3:41 AM

      If we’re going by WAR, the worst pitchers of the last two years (of those to have pitched at least 100 innings in that time) are Clayton Richard, Hector Noesi, and Jonathan Sanchez, with Brian Matusz and Alex White right behind him.

      Going by ERA, it’s Brian Matusz (7.37 ERA between 2011-2013), Hector Noesi (6.40), and Jonathan Sanchez (6.19), with John Lackey (6.07) and Alex White (5.81) following.

      Going by FIP, it’s Matusz again (6.06 FIP), White (5.84), Noesi (5.83), Tommy Hunter (5.58), and Kyle Drabek (5.56), with Sanchez in 6th (5.47), just ahead of the luminescent Nick Blackburn.

      But yeah, he sucks a lot.

  8. blingslade - May 15, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Who’s next for the Dodgers, Roy Oswalt?

  9. goawaydog - May 15, 2013 at 5:53 PM

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  10. moseskkim - May 15, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Nooooooooooo

  11. insidefastball - May 15, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    Maybe try to use him as a one inning reliever, the same way the M’s have managed to get some production out of Oliver Perez?

  12. modellforprez - May 15, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    those darn numbers are so misleading. this dude is that dude. he WILL bounce back out in L.A L.A and probably he Cy Young. who wants to Bet?

    • duckthefodgers - May 15, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      The fuck did you just say??

    • tuberippin - May 16, 2013 at 3:43 AM

      Jonathan Sanchez getting called up by the Dodgers, becomes a good starter again, and has a career year in his comeback season…a season good enough to win him the NL Cy Young award (meaning he’d have to outpitch teammate Clayton Kershaw)?

      I’ll take that bet all day.

  13. e5tolife - May 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    I think I have a better shot at the cy young lol

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