J. P. Howell RP LAD 12 Months

Dodgers re-signed LHP J.P. Howell to a two-year, $11 million contract.

The deal also includes a $6.25 million club option for 2016 with a $250,000 buyout. Howell put up a 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across 62 innings this past season for Los Angeles. He'll be used as the club's primary left-handed setup man again.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Sep 27 '79

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Dodgers have reached a two-year deal with J.P. Howell.

It will carry $11.25 million in guaranteed money and also includes a $6.25 million vesting option for 2016. Howell drew interest from a range of teams, but the Dodgers outbid them all to bring him back. The veteran left-hander posted a dominant 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP across 62 innings this past season for Los Angeles.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Sep 27 '79

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers are closing in on a multi-year contract with J.P. Howell.

The financials of the deal are not yet known, but he figures to get something similar to Boone Logan's three-year, $16.5 million deal. Howell had a number of suitors, but he returns to where he thrived last season. The veteran reliever posted a 2.03 ERA with 54 strikeouts over 62 innings for the Dodgers in 2013.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Sep 22 '79

Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies have made "real progress" in contract talks with reliever J.P. Howell.

Howell, 30, had a 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over 62 innings this past season while holding left-handed batters to a .164/.225/.227 bating line. The Dodgers reportedly have interest in bringing him back.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Sep 17 '79

J.P. Howell and the Dodgers continue to discuss a possible return, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Howell was fantastic in his one season with the club, posting a 2.03 ERA and 1.05 WHIP in 62 innings this past season. The 30-year-old was especially tough on lefties, allowing just a .164/.225/.227 line. He fits what the Dodgers are looking for, as they're still shopping for a late-game lefty reliever.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Mar 26 '79

J.P. Howell has dropped the appeal of his two-game suspension.

Howell will be eligible to return Monday. He was one of four players to receive a multi-game suspension for his role during Tuesday's brawl with the Diamondbacks.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Mar 25 '79

Major League Baseball has suspended J.P. Howell for two games for his role during Tuesday's brawl with the Diamondbacks.

Howell was more involved than most during the fracas, so he was one of four to receive a multi-game suspension. He's likely to appeal.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Mar 02 '79

J.P. Howell's first season in Los Angeles is off to a strong start, as the left-hander has a 2.89 ERA through 19 appearances for the Dodgers.

Coming off a stellar 2012 campaign, having posted a 3.04 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 42/22 K/BB ratio in 55 appearances for the Rays, Howell inked a one-year, $2.85 million contract with the Dodgers. Howell is allowing a few more base runners this season (1.34 WHIP compared to 1.21 in 2012), but his strikeout rate is slightly up and, more importantly, he hasn't surrendered a home run yet.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Oct 19 '78

Dodgers signed LHP J.P. Howell to a one-year, $2.85 million contract.

He can also earn an additional $1.2 million in performance-based incentives, so the deal could wind up being worth a bit over $4 million. Howell is coming off a nice 2012 campaign, having posted a 3.04 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 42/22 K/BB ratio in 55 appearances for the Rays.

J. P. Howell RP LAD Oct 16 '78

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Dodgers and J.P. Howell have reached an agreement on a one-year, $3 million contract.

The deal also includes performance based incentives. It's a terrific addition to the backend of the Dodgers bullpen. It's a tough blow for the Nationals, who were said to be the top suitor of Howell and will now be forced to settle for a much weaker left-handed reliever on the free agent market.