Dodgers Sign Reliever Zach McAllister to Minor League Deal

Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers
DETROIT, MI – JULY 28: Zach McAllister #34 of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during a MLB game at Comerica Park on July 28, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 2-1. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers added an arm on Monday. Max Wildstein reports the team has signed Zach McAllister to a minor-league deal.

If he sounds even a little familiar, he did pitch in five games for the OKC Dodgers last year.

McAllister spent the spring with the Texas Rangers but was released. He allowed five runs (four earned) in 12 innings of work.

The right-hander split time with the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers last season. He spent the first seven years of his career in Cleveland.

Last season, the 31-year-old finished with a 6.20 ERA, 4,47 FIP, 1,489 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 44 appearances (45 IP). His best season came in 2017 when he had a 2.61 ERA in 50 games.

McAllister has a mid-90s fastball that he complements with a sinker and curveball. He likely heads to OKC and could be one of the arms we see with the team at some point this season.

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Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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