Five Free Agent Targets for the Dodgers to Upgrade Their Bullpen
Brad Brach (RHP): Another former closer from the AL East, Brach has notched 30 saves over the last two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves. Brach mostly has been a middle and late reliever in his MLB career, and though he began closing games in 2017, he will most likely go back to his old role in 2019, regardless of where he lands.
For the Dodgers, Brach could provide a strong seventh or eighth inning righty-righty matchup pitcher, something Roberts really did not have last season. Brach, over the last three seasons, has hovered right around a strikeout per inning and has an ERA of 2.88 over this span. Against righties, Brach had a .242 batting average against in 2018. According to Fangraphs, Brach was strong during high leverage situations, with a 3.63 ERA and a .239 batting average against during these outings.
Brach also pitched in the NL West for the first three seasons of his career with the San Diego Padres. He will probably only need just a one year deal, worth around $4 million, as he heads into his age 33 season.