Dodgers “talking to teams about” Brandon League


The Dodgers dumped Brian Wilson on Tuesday afternoon, choosing to eat the remaining $9.5 million on his contract. And the new front office is not done unloading expensive mistakes from the old regime.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Dodgers are “talking to teams” about right-handed reliever Brandon League and are willing to pay “almost half” of the $7.5 million salary that he’s due in the final year of his three-year, $22.5 million deal.

League had a nice-looking 2.57 ERA in 63 innings this past season for Los Angeles, but that came alongside an ugly 1.46 WHIP and 38/27 K/BB ratio. He finished with a 5.30 ERA in 2013.

Maybe the Dodgers can convince a team to give up some talent for him.

Helping the cause is that it’s only going to cost around $4 million.

Angels claim pitcher Jacob Rhame off waivers from Mets

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The Angels announced on Wednesday that the club claimed reliever Jacob Rhame off waivers from the Mets.

Rhame, 27, was limited to 6 1/3 innings in the majors and 20 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to an elbow issue. He underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery in mid-August.

Though Rhame has a career 6.23 ERA in the big leagues, he showed promise at Triple-A from 2016-18, averaging better than 10 strikeouts per nine innings in all three years. The Angels are taking a flier on the right-hander to see if he can translate that success to the majors.