Signings Galore

There has been a flurry of activity involving Dodgers signings, including a few names familiar to Isotopes fans.  Pitchers Tim Corcoran and Francisco Felix, both of whom played in Albuquerque in 2009 (Corcoran also played for the Isotopes in 2008) are back with the Dodgers organization. 

Corcoran joined the ‘Topes on August 12 after Charlie Haeger was called up to Los Angeles and was excellent, going 2-0 with a 4.71 ERA in six games (five starts).   Felix, meanwhile, was a key component of the Albuquerque ‘pen down the stretch, going 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 14 games after joining the club on July 25. 

Other notables include right-handed pitcher Josh Towers, who split time between the Yankees and Blue Jays last year, culminating in two September appearances for the Yanks.  Primarily used as a starter at Triple-A, Towers went 7-6 with a 2.74 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.  On September 6, Towers made the first of two long relief outings for New York, posting a total ERA of 3.38 (2 ER / 5.1 IP). 

First baseman John Lindsey is also back in the Dodgers organization after a successful campaign in New Orleans (Florida Marlins), where he batted .251 with 22 doubles,  19 homers, and 83 RBI.  In 2007 and 2008, Lindsey played in the Dodgers system and in ’08 enjoyed a superb year at Triple-A Las Vegas, batting .316 with 36 doubles, 26 homers, and 100 RBI. 

Minor League camp opens on March 10 when pitchers and catchers report, followed by position players reporting on March 12, which means the Minor League free agent signings will come fast and furious.    

(Source- Baseball America)

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