LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers and reliever Louis Coleman have agreed to a $725,000, one-year contract.
Coleman's deal was announced Friday, when pitchers and catchers reported to spring training in Arizona. His salary is identical to the one he agreed to last month with the Kansas City Royals, who then released him.
The 29-year-old right-hander was 8-2 with nine saves and a 1.69 ERA in 38 games with the Royals' Triple-A Omaha club last season. He was called up to Kansas City in September and made four scoreless appearances in the majors.
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Coleman made his big league debut in 2011 with the Royals and appeared in 152 games with Kansas City, going 6-4 with two saves and a 3.20 ERA.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers placed right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy (Tommy John surgery) on the 60-day disabled list.