According to FOX Sports.com's Ken Rosenthal, Jon Garland's contract with the Dodgers is a one-year, $5 million deal that includes an option for 2012.
He'll also potentially get $3 million more based on bonuses between 150-190 innings pitched. Garland's option for 2012 will vest if he reaches a high innings total next season. He turned in a 3.47 ERA and 1.32 WHIP over 200 frames for the Padres in 2010 with 136 strikeouts against 87 walks. Those numbers might have been helped by the pitching-friendly confines of Petco Park, but he's still an effective innings eater and should do well at the back of the Dodgers' rotation. Nov. 26 - 3:41 pm et
Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
Really excited about this news. Now with a rotation of:
I can see the Dodgers easily winning the NL West next year. That is a deep, veteran-laded rotation, and Kershaw/Kuroda have the upside to be aces for any playoff series.
If the starting lineup can get its act together and Matt Kemp performs like the All-Star he is, the Dodgers will have L.A. thinking blue in October.