The Los Angeles Dodgers reached agreements with the gardener Jason Martin and right-handed pitcher Beau Burrows, who announced his own deal with LA on Twitter this Tuesday night. Presumably both contracts are minor league deals that contain invitations to spring training.
Martin has appeared in the majors in each of the last three seasons. As part of the four-player return to the Astros Pirates in the 2018 Gerrit Cole trade, he only scored 51 trips to the plate at Pittsburgh in his first two seasons:
Martin’s longest time in the majors came last season when he recorded 154 plate appearances for the Texas Rangers. However, the 26-year-old hit just .208 / .248 / .354 with six home runs in that time, and Texas pulled him off the 40-man roster at the end of the season.
In parts of three Triple-A campaigns, the Southern California native owns a .243 / .315 / .412 slash line. Martin has spent most of his time in the minor leagues in center field, but the Rangers deployed him primarily in left field at the GL level. Martin, a left-handed hitter, will likely try to compete for fourth or fifth on the field next spring.
Burrows is a former first-round pick for the Tigers. He made his major league debut with Detroit last year and split the 2021 campaign between the division rivals the Tigers and Twins. Burrows’ experience in the majors consists of just 17 2/3 innings with a 10.70 ERA and he has allowed eight HRs with eleven strikeouts and 11 walks.
The 25-year-old hasn’t done very well at Triple-A either, but he’s not far from being one of the most respected arms of the Tigers organization. He pitched reasonably well as a starter to Double-A and could be seen as rotation or bullpen depth for Los Angeles.
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MLB: Dodgers sign outfielder and pitcher to Minor Leagues