A source has told CLNSRadio.com that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal. Laffey, 28, will report to AAA Albuquerque and will join the rotation there.
After signing a minor league deal with the Mets in December, Laffey appeared in four games (two starts) for the team to begin the season, posting a 7.20 ERA in ten innings of work. He was designated for assignment by the Mets on April 21st and was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays two days later. In his one appearance with Toronto on Friday night, Laffey started against the Yankees and struggled, surrendering five walks and two earned runs in just 2.2 innings of work. The Jays designated Laffey for assignment the following day, and he elected free agency after clearing waivers.
A veteran of seven major league seasons, Laffey has seen time with the Indians (2007-2011), Mariners (2011), Yankees (2011), Blue Jays (2012, 2013) and Mets (2013). In 153 career games (68 starts), he has posted a 25-29 record and 4.45 ERA. For the Dodgers, Laffey will provide a minor league depth arm for an injury-hammered pitching staff, and may get a chance at the major league level if he succeeds with Albuquerque.
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