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MLB Free Agency: Former Royals Closer Mike MacDougal Reportedly Signing With Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are zeroing in on a contract with Mike MacDougal, according to a report from Ken Gurnick. The 34-year-old served as the Kansas City Royals closer from 2003 to 2005 and went on to serve as a journeyman type reliever over the rest of his ML career.

The Dodgers are rounding out their pen and have to be pleased with the job he did his first year for them in 2011. MacDougal found his old form last year and went 3-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 65 games. While his peripherals weren’t that great (allowed 29 walks and 54 hits in 57 innings), he apparently limited the damage enough to escape nearly every time.

It’s not likely for MacDougal to repeat that performance again, but the Dodgers will likely factor that into the contract equation.