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Dodgers sign Justin Masterson to minor-league deal

The veteran will try to resurrect his career with Los Angeles this season.

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The Dodgers have inked righty Justin Masterson to a minor-league deal, a source confirmed to SB Nation. FanRag’s Jon Heyman first reported the agreement.

Masterson, 32, will provide depth for a Dodgers’ team that is slated to go with a mix of Clayton Kershaw, Kenta Maeda, Rich Hill, Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-jin Ryu to start the season. Scott Kazmir, Alex Wood and Julio Urias are also expected to see some time in Los Angeles’ rotation throughout the year, though Kazmir is injured, Wood will begin in the bullpen and Urias will start at Triple-A.

Masterson drew interest from a variety of clubs this winter, with the Rangers and Reds being among the clubs to give him a look. The veteran last appeared in the majors with the Red Sox in 2015, notching a 5.61 ERA in 59.1 innings before being designated for assignment and released.

Masterson spent last year with the Pirates’ organization, posting a 4.97 ERA in 54.1 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis. He is a veteran of eight major-league seasons with the Red Sox (2008-09, 2015), Indians (2009-14) and Cardinals (2014).