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Hey, if you have more than 100 games of major league experience, your signing as a non-roster guy gets a mention. It’s just the way it is. Matt Eddy of Baseball America has the latest list of minor league transactions, and in addition to Mark Lowe & Kevin Gregg, who we knew about, it seems the Dodgers have signed former Mariner Sean White as well.
White, a righty reliever who will be 32 in April, saw action in 105 games out of the bullpen for his hometown Mariners in 2007 and 09-10. He pitched to a 4.16/4.49 ERA/FIP, which is bad but perhaps shockingly good when you realize that in 134 innings, he struck out only 59. Unsurprisingly, it’s hard to stick around in the bigs like that, and so White has seen time in the PCL in each of the last five seasons — 2008-10 in Tacoma, 2011 in Colorado Springs, and 2012 in Salt Lake, where he signed in May after having been released by the Red Sox in spring training. I know that the PCL is going to PCL, but over the last two seasons there, he’s pitched 110 innings, striking out and walking an even 75 apiece while allowing 86 earned runs.
After reading all that, I’m wondering if he’s even worthy of the Isotopes, because: yikes. Later today, we’ll kick off Chris Jackson’s projections of the minor league rosters and see if White has a shot in a crowded group.