MLB Rumors: Dodgers Expected To Attend Chaz Roe Throwing Session

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not made a ton of moves this offseason, but there has been a theme surrounding the team’s additions.

To this point, the only players the Dodgers have brought in have been pitchers, both starters and relievers. With a full 162-game season expected to be played this year, L.A. understands better than any organization the importance of pitching depth.

The Dodgers spent the first part of the offseason bolstering their bullpen, bringing in high-upside arms like Corey Knebel, Brandon Morrow, Jimmy Nelson and Tommy Kahnle. They also re-signed one of the key high-leverage arms from a year ago in Blake Treinen.

Then, L.A. recently made one of the biggest splashes of the winter, reportedly signing reigning National League Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer to add to their already-elite rotation.

Despite having a full 40-man roster, it appears the Dodgers are not done looking for pitching depth as according to Juan Toribio of, they will be among the teams attending a throwing session for free-agent reliever Chaz Roe over the weekend:

Roe is 34 years of age and coming off three straight solid seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. In 10 appearances last year, he pitched to a 2.89 ERA, 2.55 FIP and 1.39 WHIP with nine strikeouts and three walks in 9.1 innings.

Roe has appeared in 134 total games for the Rays over the last four seasons, yielding a 3.54 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings.

While it seems unlikely that the Dodgers would spend on another relief pitcher considering their bullpen is already crowded and their payroll is the highest in baseball, it comes as no surprise they are at least going to take a look at Roe.

There haven’t been many reports on what other teams are attending and have interest, but his market will likely materialize after the session.

Dodgers avoid arbitration Buehler

The Dodgers also recently locked down one of their top young starters in Walker Buehler, agreeing to a two-year contract to avoid arbitration.

Buehler is in his first year of arbitration-eligibility and originally was not able to come to an agreement with the team. They ultimately avoided going to hearing though, and now he doesn’t have to worry about it next offseason either.

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