After cutting reliever Brian Wilson and eating his $9.5 million in salary for the 2015 MLB season, the Los Angeles Dodgers appear ready to part ways with another veteran members of their bullpen.
Per FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, Los Angeles is willing to pay nearly half of righty Brandon League's price tag for 2015 if they can secure the right trade package in return for him:
#Dodgers aren’t done. Per sources, talking to teams about Brandon League, willing to pay almost half of his $7.5M salary as part of deal.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014
The Dodgers were widely derided after signing League, now 31, to a three-year, $22.5 million deal at the end of the 2012 MLB season.
League struggled in 2013 in the first year of the deal, but rebounded solidly in 2014 by pitching to a 2.57 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 63 innings pitched. While the comparison of strikeouts to walks may raise a red flag, League's absurdly-high 67.5% groundball rate could be enough to get a deal done before Opening Day.
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