View Full Version : Royals sign Octavio Dotel - 1y/5m

12-08-2006, 12:03 PM

The winter meetings are over, but the Royals show no signs of slowing down.
They reached an agreement Friday morning on a one-year contract with veteran reliever Octavio Dotel and further supplemented their bullpen by signing left-hander John Bale to a two-year deal.

Bale spent the last three years pitching for the Hiroshima Carp in the Japanese Central League after spending parts of four seasons in the big leagues with the Blue Jays, Orioles and Reds.

The Royals might not be done, either. General manager Dayton Moore said the club is continuing to pursue free-agent pitcher Miguel Batista and also exploring trade options

12-08-2006, 12:11 PM
Did Dotel even pitch last season? He's made a nice living on the DL.

12-08-2006, 12:13 PM
The Royals should get a nice mid level prospect for him around the deadline. Good move for them.

12-08-2006, 10:30 PM
His name isn't Blotel because he is good. :redneck

12-08-2006, 10:39 PM
Ho hum. So the Royals are buying a few arms. I think they were told they had to spend all their revenue sharing on players. To bad they act like they are shopping at Kmart.

12-10-2006, 08:21 PM
Dotel is a decent gamble for only $5 million and one season. Remember he was a lights out set-up man for Billy Wagner in Houston only three years ago. If he's healthy again, he could be a decent option for the Royals at closer.

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