The Los Angeles Dodgers wrapped up the deal with the 29 year old reliever J.P. Howell, who was with the Tampa Bay Rays last season.
During that time he went 1-0 with a 3.04 ERA in 55 games of action on the mound.
As a starter, he had a record of 21-23 during his time with the Kansas City in 2004, and the Rays from 2006-2012. With a 4.42 ERA in 33 starts and 234 relief appearances during that time.
The new $2.85 million, one year contracts breaks down to $750,000 based on relief appearances: $75,000 for 50, $125,000 for 55, $150,000 for 60 and $200,000 each for 65 and 70.Howell can also earn $300,000 for innings; $50,000 each for 50, 55, 65 and 70, and $100,000 for 75.
This is a much needed addition for the Dodgers especially in middle relief, as they continue to build their team on their quest to bring a World Series title back to Los Angeles.