The Dodgers Sign LHP Heaney

Monday, 11/08/21
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly signed left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney to a one-year $8.5 million deal. At thirty, Heaney is a journeyman starter.

For three hours in February 2015, Heaney was a Dodger coming from the Florida Marlins along with Austin Barnes and Kiké Hernández. However, Andrew Friedman shipped Heaney to the Angels where he spent most of his career. Coming off from a miserable 2021 season, he hopes to rebound.

The Dodgers must think they can improve Heaney’s performance. This offseason the Dodgers must rebuild their starting rotation. Both Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer are free agents. The health of David Price and Tony Gonsolin is questionable, and coming off Tommy John surgery, Dustin May probably will not be ready for Opening Day. The status of Trevor Bauer is highly suspect for the 2022 season. Both Walker Buehler and Julio Urías need more rest than normal after pitching more innings than ever.

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