Dodgers agree to terms with lefty J.P. Howell
The Dodgers have agreed to terms with key lefty reliever, reports Jon Heyman.
The Dodgers have agreed to terms with lefty reliever J.P. Howell, reports CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. Earlier Monday night, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com wrote that Howell was closing in on a deal that included a guaranteed $11.25 million and a $6.25-million option for 2016, which would automatically vest if Howell logs a combined 120 appearances over the next two seasons.
Howell, 30, is coming off a 2013 season with the Dodgers in which he posted a 2.03 ERA and 2.35 K/BB ratio in 62 innings of work. Over that span, he limited left-handed batters to a slash line of .164/.225/.227. For his career, Howell has pitched to a 103 ERA+ and 2.05 K/BB in parts of eight major-league seasons.