The Los Angeles Dodgers made a couple of acquisitions on Wednesday in the form of right hander Jared Lansford and lefty Brent Leach, signing both to minor league contracts according to Kevin Goldstein via Twitter.
Lansford, 25, was a second-round pick of the Oakland Athletics back in 2005, posting a 4.54 ERA and 51/28 K/BB ratio in 81 1/3 innings pitched of relief between Double-A Midland and Triple-A Sacramento last seaon. He is also the son of former major league third baseman and current Colorado Rockies hitting coach Carney Lansford.
As for Leach, 29, he pitched in Japan last season, struggling his way to a 5.95 ERA in only eight starts with the Yokohama BayStars. The lefty also had a 5.75 ERA and 19/12 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings pitched with the Dodgers back in 2009. Both Leach and Lansford are seen as extra depth down on the farm for the Boys in Blue.
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