Free agency is off in Major League Baseball & the Dodgers are being connected to several names at the start of free agency. One name that has picked up steam lately is lefty Brad Hand.
On Wednesday, Jon Morosi reported that the Dodgers have shown interest in the 30-year-old Minneapolis native, using him in the same capacity if the 32-year-old Treinen land somewhere else.
At the conclusion of the 2020 season, Hand was placed on waivers, as Cleveland was hoping some team would claim him under his $10 million price tag. The three-time All-Star ultimately cleared waivers, mandating the Indians to pay his $1 million buyout. As a result, he’s currently a free agent without a contract.
During the 2020 shortened season, Hand led all of baseball with 16 saves, posting a 2.05 ERA and alongside 29 punchouts in an even 22 innings over 23 appearances. Over the course of his 10-year big league career, he has tallied a 3.65 ERA, a 3.69 FIP, and a 1.235 WHIP over 396 appearances. He has a career 9.2 K/9.
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