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January 26th, 2017

LOS ANGELES -- With set-up man Joe Blanton a free agent, the Dodgers on Wednesday signed right-hander to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Major League camp and a chance to win a bullpen job, according to a baseball source.
The Dodgers don't have an established set-up man on their current roster, but they have a group of right-handed relievers - , Chris Hatcher, Josh Fields, Josh Ravin and . Young starters and also can pitch out of the bullpen.
From the left side, the Dodgers are deep, with , , , and Alex Wood (if he doesn't start) vying for jobs.
Hatcher, and then Baez, were expected to set-up for closer last year, but Blanton inherited the job and exceeded expectations until he was knocked around by the Cubs in the National League Championship Series.
Hatcher's season ended early with a bad oblique tear and Ravin's season was a mess, first because of a broken non-throwing arm suffered in a Spring Training auto accident, then with a 50-game suspension for violating MLB's drug policy. In a late call-up, he was lights-out with a 0.93 ERA in 10 appearances.
Morrow, 32, returned last August from a year's rehab for shoulder surgery, pitching 18 games in relief for San Diego last year with a 1.69 ERA but only eight strikeouts in 16 innings. Although he began his Major League career in the bullpen, he was a double-digit winner each of three consecutive seasons as a starter for the Blue Jays from 2010-12.
Morrow was drafted by Seattle two picks ahead of in 2006, but his career has been hampered by shoulder, forearm, elbow, hand and oblique injuries.