Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Dodgers have DFA'd left-handed reliever Brent Leach in order to make room on the 40-man roster for Matt Guerrier.
Leach pitched 20 1/3 innings in 38 games for the Dodgers in 2009. He had a 5.75 era, but limited lefties to a .156 batting average. He never made it back to LA. In 2010, Leach split time between AA Chattanooga and AAA Albuquerque. At Chattanooga he went 7-3 with a 4.57 era. At Albuquerque, he went 3-2 with a 6.35 era in 26 appearances.
Leach will try his luck in Japan, as he's signed with the Yokohama BayStars.
In other crappy pitcher news, the Dodgers have signed local boy and former Giant Scott Nestor to a minor league deal. Between Single A San Jose and AAA Fresno, Nestor posted a 5.91 era in 43 appearances.