MLB: Dodgers agree with Yankees free agent Andrew Heany

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Within days of starting MLB free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one-year, $ 8.5 million deal with the left-handed free agent Andrew Heaney, former pitcher of the New York Yankees.

Heaney, 30, divided his 2021 season between the Los Angeles Angels and the Yankees, going 8-9 with a 5.83 ERA. The Angels traded him to New York on July 30 by two minor leaguers, and he was 2-2 with a 7.32 ERA in 12 games, including five starts, after the trade.

Heaney’s peripheral numbers were better than his effectiveness, with 150 strikeouts and 41 walks in 129.2 innings, prompting speculation that it could improve in 2022.

Heaney is familiar with southern California after throwing for the Angels from 2015 to 2021. He was very briefly a member of the Dodgers before that; The Angels He acquired it from Miami on December 11, 2014, along with Kiké Hernández and Austin Barnes, and then shipped it that same day to Anaheim for second base. Howie Kendrick.

Heaney turned down an assignment at minor leagues of the Yankees on October 7 and became free agent. He made $ 6.75 million last season.