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Brandon League has a new three-year deal with the Dodgers

October 30, 2012|By Dylan Hernandez
  • Brandon League has re-signed with the Dodgers.
Brandon League has re-signed with the Dodgers. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images )

Reliever Brandon League has finalized a new three-year deal with the Dodgers, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Times.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal isn’t expected to be announced until Wednesday. Financial terms of the contract were not immediately known.

General Manager Ned Colletti said last week that re-signing League was one of his top priorities.

The Dodgers bullpen posted an earned-run average of 3.23 this season, fourth-best in the National League and eighth-best in the major leagues.

Many of the main contributors, including Kenley Jansen and setup man Ronald Belisario, will be back.

League, 29, was acquired from the Seattle Marinersat the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. 

The hard-throwing right-hander was an All-Star and saved 37 games in 2011, but lost his job as the Mariners' closer early this season. He regained his form with the Dodgers and finished the season as their closer.

League posted a 2.30 earned-run average in 28 games for the Dodgers and converted all six of his save opportunities with them.

Colletti said last week he also had interest in re-signing the Dodgers’ two other free-agent relievers, right-hander Jamey Wright and situational left-hander Randy Choate.

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