The Dodgers on Sunday announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Kevin Gregg to a minor league contract, two days before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Camelback Ranch.
Gregg, who turns 35 in June, was 3-2 with a 4.95 ERA in 40 games with the Orioles in 2012, with 37 strikeouts and 24 walks in 43⅔ innings. He didn't save a single game in 2012, but he saved 143 games from 2007-2011 with the Marlins, Cubs, Blue Jays, and Orioles, never fewer than 22 saves in a season during that span.
In his 10-year career, Gregg is 28-38 with a 4.13 ERA in 509 games, with 585 strikeouts and 287 walks in 638⅔ innings. Gregg's strikeout rate of 18.5% of batters faced was his worst since 2005, and his walk rate of 12.0% was high (the major league rate for relievers in 2012 was 9.0%) but in line with his 11.8% career mark.
The bespectacled pitcher was released by the Orioles last Sept. 14.
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