Dodgers in the mix for Jim Johnson

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We mentioned last week that the Orioles were looking to trade Jim Johnson. Ken Rosenthal has an update:

 

Ten million and he would almost certainly not be the Dodgers’ closer. There aren’t many teams who can afford a $10 million setup man, but I guess the Dodgers are one. There also aren’t many teams who would want a $10 million setup man, whether they can afford it or not, but here we are.

Mets sign reliever Anthony Swarzak

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Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets have signed reliever Anthony Swarzak. It’s a two-year, $14 million deal, pending a physical.

Swarzak is an eight-year big league veteran who pitched for the White Sox and Brewers in 2017, posting a 2.33 ERA in 70 games. The righty struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings while walking 2.6. It was a really nice year and he’s a really nice pickup for the Mets, even if he is a fallback choice after they failed to sign Bryan Shaw.