Dodgers, lefty J.P. Howell agree

Updated: December 17, 2013, 4:47 PM ET
By Mark Saxon |

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have agreed to re-sign left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a two-year, $11.25 million contract with a third-year option, ESPN has confirmed.

He will undergo a physical Thursday.

Howell, 30, made $2.85 million last season after signing a one-year deal with the Dodgers. He had a 2.03 ERA in 62 innings for the Dodgers. Howell had been seeking a three-year deal. If he reaches 120 appearances over the next two seasons, the $6.25 million option for 2016 becomes a player option, according to reports.

The agreement was earlier reported by

The Dodgers would like to add one more veteran reliever before spring training. They have had discussions with long reliever Jamey Wright.

Information from's Buster Olney was used in this report.

Mark Saxon
Mark Saxon is a staff writer for He spent six years at the Orange County Register, and began his career at the Oakland Tribune, where he started an 11-year journey covering Major League Baseball. He has also covered colleges, including USC football and UCLA basketball.



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