The Dodgers’ other bullpen acquisition was Louis Coleman, who signed a one-year contract in the offseason.
Coleman largely wasn’t expected to make the roster out of Spring Training, though he won a job by largely out-pitching nearly every other reliever, specifically Luis Avilan.
The two were in competition for the final spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen over the days leading up to the regular season. One factor working in Coleman’s favor is he is out of options, whereas Avilan is not.
During the 2013 season with the Royals, Coleman had a 0.61 ERA in 29.2 innings of work, but a finger injury the following year threw him off course.
He appeared in 11 games, posting a 1.80 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and totaling 12 strikeouts to zero walks in 11 innings pitched. His first nine appearances were all scoreless outings.
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