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Brandon League | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/16/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 2 (0) / TOR

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Royals released RHP Brandon League.
The veteran right-hander did a decent job in Cactus League play, posting a 3.60 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in his five innings of work. It's likely that he was told he wasn't going to crack the Opening Day bullpen and the club decided to cut him loose now to let him seek a job elsewhere before it got too late in spring training. Sun, Mar 19, 2017 04:41:00 PM

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Royals signed RHP Brandon League to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Royals are looking to stockpile bullpen depth, with the former Mariners and Dodgers closer being the newest addition. League spent the 2016 season rehabbing a shoulder injury and was released by the Dodgers in July. He owns a 3.65 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 532 innings in his career and has amassed 74 saves across 11 big league seasons.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 12:19:00 PM

Dodgers released RHP Brandon League.

League was designated for assignment on July 2 and passed through waivers. Given that he's owed $7.5 million this season and is still rehabbing from a right shoulder injury (League hasn't pitched in the majors this season), the relative lack of interest makes sense. He'll try to latch on elsewhere now that he has free reign.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Brandon League for assignment.

As he's still owed $7.5 million this season, it's extremely unlikely that any other squad will pick up the veteran hurler off of waivers. He should continue to provide organizational bullpen depth for the Dodgers.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 11:12:00 PM

Brandon League (shoulder) pitched two scoreless innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

League has allowed just one earned run in 8 2/3 minor league innings since beginning his rehab assignment earlier this month at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. He could be back in the Dodgers' bullpen sometime early next week. Pedro Baez and Paco Rodriguez are also close.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Brandon League (shoulder) retired all three batters he faced Wednesday night at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

It was the second rehab appearance for League, who's been sidelined all season with a right shoulder impingement. The veteran right-hander may become an option for the Dodgers' bullpen by early next week. He's making $8.5 million this year in the final year of an ill-advised three-year, $22.5 million deal.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 09:00:00 AM

Brandon League (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.

League has been out all season with a right shoulder impingement. It's not clear how many rehab appearances he'll require before rejoining the Dodgers' bullpen.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 12:18:00 PM

Brandon League (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Sunday.

It's the first time he's thrown from the bump since being diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement back in March. While League does appear to finally be making strides, it's still going to be a while before he's activated since he's on the 60-day DL.
Sun, May 3, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Dodgers transferred RHP Brandon League from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Scott Baker. League will miss at least the first two months of the season with a right shoulder injury.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 02:27:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Brandon League on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury.

League was diagnosed last week with posterior inflammation in his right (throwing) shoulder and will miss at least the first two months of the 2015 regular season.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Brandon League is expected to be sidelined for the next two months and is attempting to avoid surgery on his ailing shoulder.

League expects to begin the season on the 60-day disabled list, and may be out considerably longer. He can safely be written off in all but the deepest of NL-only formats.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 12:24:00 PM

Brandon League will be shut down for the next three weeks due to right posterior shoulder inflammation.

League met with two different doctors on Friday after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday. The good news is that there doesn't appear to be any structural damage, but League will surely begin the season on the disabled list and manager Don Mattingly indicated that he expects League to be out at least a couple of months.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Brandon League will get a second opinion about his right shoulder Friday from Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

League underwent an MRI on the shoulder Wednesday, but the Dodgers haven't revealed the results. The 32-year-old right-hander has been dealing with shoulder discomfort for much of March and obviously won't be ready for Opening Day. He's owed $8.5 million in 2015.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 12:53:00 PM

Brandon League will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder Wednesday.

It's a troubling development for the Dodgers. League has been dealing with shoulder soreness this spring and didn't feel right during his bullpen session Tuesday. He now appears likely to begin the year on the disabled list.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Brandon League (shoulder) could pitch in a Cactus League game as early as Thursday.

League threw a 15-pitch bullpen session Sunday with no ill effects. He'll throw another bullpen Tuesday before getting into a game. League has been dealing with some soreness in the shoulder, but he expects to be ready for the start of the season.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 03:00:00 PM

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