Rumors: Dodgers “Showing Interest” In LHP Brad Hand

Could the Dodgers be looking at a certain reliever to lend a hand in the bullpen? According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network that appears to be the case.

This morning Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported according to a source that the Dodgers are “showing interest” in free-agent left-hander Brad Hand to potentially fit into the bullpen’s “Blake Treinen” role should Treinen not re-sign.

Hand, 30, is a free agent this winter after the Indians placed him on outright waivers and declined his $10 million club option after he went unclaimed. In 2020 Hand went 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, and a 29/4 K/BB rate in 22.0 innings. He was also 16 for 16 in save situations and had 1 hold.

The addition of Hand would serve twofold as it would give the Dodgers bullpen another late-inning option alongside Kenley Jansen and company but would also help ease the workload on fellow left-handers Victor Gonzalez, Adam Kolarek, and Scott Alexander who will be asked to fill the void that the injury to Caleb Ferguson created.

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