The Dodgers are moving toward signing left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract, according to people with knowledge of the situation. If finalized, the deal is expected to be worth $2.75 million.
The Dodgers’ bullpen is short on left-handers. Scott Elbert is their only established left-hander and he is coming off elbow surgery. Their only other left-handed relief option is 21-year-old Paco Rodriguez, who has pitched in 11 major league games.