Found January 05, 2013 on
Oh well. You can add J.P. Howell to the pile of lefty relievers Mike Rizzo has missed out on so far this winter: Howell to Stan Kasten's LA Dodgers Money Pit for $2.85 Million+.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers, continuing to bolster their bullpen, are on the verge of announcing a deal with free-agent left-hander J.P. Howell, major-league sources say.
The contract will be for one year and $2.75 million, according to a source, who confirmed a report by the Los Angeles Times, which first said that Howell and the Dodgers were closing in on an agreement.
The Dodgers are moving towards signing left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract, according to people with knowledge of the situation. If finalized, the deal is expected to be worth 2.75 million.
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The Dodgers have agreed to sign J.P. Howell on a one-year deal worth $2.75 million, with performance bonuses that can take that higher.
J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers. A left-hander for a very deep bullpen.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 5, 2013
Howell gets a one-year deal with LAD, for just under $3 million in base salary, and performance bonuses.
Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times tweeted the Dodgers a closing in on a 1-year deal with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell.
"Source: #Dodgers moving toward a one-year deal with left-hander J.P. Howell. Contract still hasn't been finalized."
See, I wouldn't lie to you.
Buster Olney went one step further.
"J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers...
The Dodgers agreed to a one-year $2.75MM deal with left-hander J.P. Howell. There are some incentive in the deal according to Buster Olney. Not sure of the total value yet, but I am always down for extra motivation.
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