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2012 MLB Free Agents: Dodgers Close To Minor League Contract With Wil Ledezma

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly close to a minor league contract with Venezuelan pitcher Wil Ledezma, though the deal is not yet complete. The Venezuelan newspaper El Universal first reported the deal, which includes an invitation to spring training according to Ledezma's agent, Wilfredo Polidor.

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports confirmed the transaction in a tweet, though Morosi also noted a contract wasn't yet signed, just that it was in the works and that Ledezma "has told people he plans to join the Dodgers."

The left-handed Ledezma has pitched for seven teams in his nine-year career, most recently with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. He pitched only five games in relief for the Blue Jays, putting up a 15.00 ERA in six innings. Ledezma spent most of his season in Triple A Las Vegas, where he put up a 4.50 ERA in 36 games in relief in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, including 64 strikeouts in 48 innings.

Ledezma, who turns 31 on January 21, was designated for assignment by Toronto on August 28.

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