Dodgers Linked to RHP Dellin Betances

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Wednesday evening, Jorge Castillo, a beat writer for the Los Angeles Times, reported on Twitter that the Dodgers have interest in signing right-handed relief pitcher, Dellin Betances. Castillo compared Betances to another relief pitcher on the market this winter: Blake Treinen.

As Castillo mentions in his tweet about the connection between Betances and the Dodgers, Betances suffered a tough, injury-riddled 2019 season. On March 28th, Betances was placed on the New York Yankees’ 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement and was later transferred to the team’s 60-day IL. Betances was activated from the 60-day IL on September 15th only to land right back on it three days later with a partial tear in his left Achilles tendon.

Because of his injury-plagued go at the 2019 campaign, Betances enters the free agent market this winter as an under the radar candidate for teams looking to bolster their bullpen for the upcoming season. However, Betances has a history of being a dominant presence out of the ‘pen. Since 2014, Betances holds a 2.21 ERA and a 1.016 WHIP in 374.0 innings pitched. The only question mark that hangs over Betances’ head for team executives is if the injuries he has endured over the past year will keep him from pitching the same way he has for over half a decade with the Yankees.

Dellin Betances signed a one year deal with the Yankees this past January, worth $7.25M.