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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.
The Dodgers and Andrew Heaney are in agreement on a one-year, $8.5M deal pending physical, per source. @Ken_Rosenthal was on it.
– Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 8, 2021
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.
Multiple teams were in on Heaney. High strikeout rates even while struggling with #Angels and especially the #Yankees. Clubs always looking for upside potential on 1-yr deal. NYY feel Heaney was making progress with slider grip change while not pitching in late Sept.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) November 8, 2021
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.