Reports: Dodgers sign Santos to Minor League deal

The Dodgers continued to rebuild their bullpen heading into the new year, reportedly agreeing to a Minor League contract with former Blue Jays right-hander Sergio Santos.

The Los Angeles Times and CBSSports.com reported the deal, which has not been confirmed by the club. Santos, 31, should add depth or contend for one of the final spots in the Dodgers’ bullpen.

Santos is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he went 0-3 with an 8.57 ERA in 21 innings over 26 appearances. Injuries limited Santos to only 61 appearances for Toronto over the last three seasons, but he did manage to compile a 1.75 ERA in 25 2/3 innings in 2013.

Santos was at his best as the White Sox closer in 2011, putting together a 3.55 ERA with 30 saves and 92 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings. For his career, Santos is 7-12 with a 3.89 ERA in 180 appearances.

Santos was drafted by the D-backs in the first round of the 2002 Draft, eventually signed as a free agent with the White Sox in 2009 and was then traded from Chicago to Toronto in 2011.

-Adam Berry

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