The Dodgers have added another veteran arm to their roster. Jair Jurrjens has signed a minor-league deal with Los Angeles, back in the United States after spending the 2016 season playing in Taiwan, a republic of China. The 31-year old pitched for the Rockies back in 2014 and, more recently, for the Netherlands in this past World Baseball Classic. In that series, the Curaco born pitcher went 1-0 over 11⅓ innings, posting a 2.38 ERA. His seasoned playing careers makes him a good option to add more bullpen depth to the Dodgers down the line.
Here’s what other news is going down in the National League West:
- It looks like Jon Gray’s foot injury isn’t that serious, a very good sign for the Rockies.
- The Diamondbacks have their official 40-man roster.
- Kevin Quackenbush is back with the Padres...in Triple-A, that is.
- Brandon Belt is good and the people need reminding of that.
- Rejoice: Scott Van Slyke is healthy again.
- Apparently Bud Black is not a fan of bunting.
- Diamondbacks release Gregor Blanco.
- Erick Aybar will be the Padres’ Opening Day shortstop.
- Matt Cain will probably be San Francisco’s fifth starter this season.
- The Dodgers have sent Charlie Culberson down to the minors.
- What will the Rockies’ Opening Day roster look like?
- Here’s a handy dandy guide on all the sabermetrics concerning the Diamondbacks that you’ve ever wanted to know.
- Things in San Diego are getting weird, you guys.
- Jae-gyun Hwang wins 2017 Barney Nugent Award.