It is being reported that James Phillip Howell, otherwise known as JP Howell, will soon be a Dodger. Via Buster Olney of ESPN on twitter:
The exact value of the deal is not yet known, but early indications are that it is somewhere between $2.75Mil to $3Mil for a 1-year contract.
So, what do we know about Howell? Well, based on a wikipedia entry this is what he throws:
Howell is a soft tosser. He throws his sinker in the mid 80's, topping out at 90 MPH. He also throws a knuckle-curve that has been described by scouts as "heavy" because of its extremely sharp downward break, and some even classify it as a slider. He throws a change-up that breaks away from right-handed hitters. Howell has solid command of all three pitches.From Eric Stephen at True Blue LA:
Check out JP Howell's career stats below, via Baseball Reference:
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