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Royals invite veteran pitchers to spring training next month

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Veteran pitchers Al Alburquerque, Brandon League and Bobby Parnell are among 22 non-roster players invited by the Kansas City Royals to big league spring training next month. Most of the invitees announced Saturday were in the organization last year, including young left-handers Jonathan Dziedzic, Eric Skoglund and Eric Stout and right-handers Malcom Culver...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Mets @ Dodgers July 3, 2015: So Long, Brandon League

Today’s biggest news is actually yesterday’s news, but with the holiday weekend we haven’t had a chance to write about it. Last night Brandon League, rehabbing from shoulder surgery, was designated for assignment. The move is a bit surprising for a few reasons. The first reason: League’s salary. The front office hasn’t shied away from killing sunk costs, which is great...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers designate reliever Brandon League for assignment

Brandon League’s rehab assignment is over, and likely so are his days as a Dodger. The team designated him for assignment on Thursday. They now have 10 days to trade, waive or release the 32-year-old right-hander. If the Dodgers cannot find a team to take him, they will owe him the remainder of his $22.5 million contract. He is in the final year of his contract. League has not...
Via FOX Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon League And Symmetry

One story we have been tracking for most of the season at Dodgers Digest is the resurgence of Brandon League. I wrote a story about him being actually useful in late May, which was a complete surprise at the time. Mike followed up in mid-July, and at that point he was still pretty good. Not elite, but better than most other options in a frustrating bullpen. Given what he was last...
Via Dodgers Digest
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon League, Valuable Major League Reliever

One of the least-remembered parts of last night’s 1-0 win over San Diego is going to be that Brandon League got through the seventh inning on only seven pitches, keeping a scoreless game tied until the Dodgers could put a run on the board in the ninth. It’s the 32nd scoreless outing he’s had in 37 appearances this year, and his turnaround from last year, when he was essentially...
Via Dodgers Digest
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon League Is Good Now, Apparently

Brandon League has been one of the most unlikely success stories on the Dodgers this year. Not unlike Juan Uribe last year, he’s doing his best to make fans forget about previous terrible season(s) and a dubious contract. League has a 1.35 ERA and hasn’t given up an earned run since April 15th or any runs since May 1st, despite his best efforts on Friday night. Remember when...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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