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Tom Koehler | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/29/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 238
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Stony Brook
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / MIA
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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Tom Koehler's new one-year with the Dodgers is worth $2 million plus incentives.
Koehler likely could have done better financially as a bottom-of-the-rotation guy on a weaker team, but he wanted to take his chances as a reliever on a club with strong postseason aspirations. The 31-year-old right-hander pitched well out of the Blue Jays' bullpen down the stretch in 2017 after struggling mightily as a starter with the Marlins. He'll likely fill a long-relief role in Los Angeles. Wed, Dec 20, 2017 05:49:00 PM

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Dodgers signed RHP Tom Koehler to a one-year contract.

The deal was struck last Friday and then finalized Wednesday after the 31-year-old right-hander passed his physical. Koehler had a rough 6.69 overall ERA in 72 2/3 innings this past season between the Marlins and Blue Jays, but he finished the season strong after moving into Toronto's bullpen and he should fit nicely as a long reliever in Los Angeles.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:13:00 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports the Dodgers will sign RHP Tom Koehler to a one year deal.

The 31-year-old began the 2017 season in the Marlins' rotation but was sent to the minors after getting pounded in 12 starts. He went 1-5 with a 7.92 ERA in 55 2/3 innings. He was then traded to the Blue Jays and turned things around to the tune of a 2.65 ERA in 17 innings, mostly in relief. Despite that late-season success he was non-tendered by Toronto last week in an effort to avoid paying him the $6 million he was expected to earn via the arbitration process. The Dodgers will likely use him as a middle reliever in 2018.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that more than a half-dozen teams have expressed significant interest in Tom Koehler.

Maybe they're confusing him with someone else? Koehler was recently non-tendered after posting a 6.69 ERA and 62/35 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings between the Blue Jays and Marlins in 2017. The 31-year-old has had better results in the past and could be a useful depth arm depending on where he lands.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 08:33:00 AM

Blue Jays non-tendered RHP Tom Koehler.

He is now free to sign with any team. It's not unexpected after Koehler floundered to a 1-7 record and 6.69 ERA in 72 2/3 innings spread over 13 starts and 14 relief appearances with the Marlins and Blue Jays in 2017. He has a 4.39 career ERA in 784 1/3 innings and will probably find another major league job this offseason.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 09:21:00 PM

Tom Koehler yielded one run in five innings and struck out seven Thursday in a loss to the Rays.

Koehler did his part in his Blue Jays debut, but the offense never got on the board today. Koehler likely will finish out the year in Toronto's rotation, but he's a bad risk in AL-only leagues.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Tom Koehler from Triple-A Buffalo.

Koehler, acquired from the Marlins last week, will make his Blue Jays debut in Thursday afternoon's series finale against the Rays. If he pitches well, the 31-year-old right-hander could stick around for a bit. But expectations should be rather low. He had a 7.92 ERA in 12 starts this season with Miami.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 10:34:00 AM

Blue Jays acquired RHP Tom Koehler from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Osman Gutierrez.

Koehler has battled injuries throughout the year and has also spent time in Triple-A, but offers a wealth of experience (132 major league starts) and could benefit from a change of scenery. If nothing else, the 31-year-old gives Toronto some much-needed pitching depth. He didn't cost the Jays much, either. Gutierrez has posted a miserable 7.85 ERA over 18 starts for Low-A Lansing this year.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 08:22:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Tom Koehler to Triple-A New Orleans.

Koehler has been a Marlins' rotation mainstay the last few years, but it speaks to how awful he's been in 2017 that he's now been optioned twice even while the club has a weak starting staff. The righty holds a 7.92 ERA over 12 starts in the majors this season.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Tom Koehler surrendered six runs -- five earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Reds.

Koehler gave up nine hits, including three home runs, while falling to 1-5 on the year with a brutal 7.92 ERA. If he gets another turn in the Marlins' rotation, it'll be a rematch against the Reds on Friday night in Miami.
Sun, Jul 23, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Tom Koehler allowed four earned runs over five innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Phillies.

Philly pounced for all four of those runs in the top of the third, on two walks, two doubles, and a single. Miami wound up winning the game in extras, though that's not much of a consolation for Koehler and his 7.92 season ERA. He has surrendered 22 earned runs over his last 14 2/3 frames.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 11:21:00 PM

Tom Koehler struck out seven while being charged with three runs over five innings in Thursday’s loss to the Cardinals.

Luke Voit was his nemesis, slugging a solo homer and a two-run double. This was a huge improvement for Koehler over the debacle in Milwaukee over the weekend, certainly. He should be in the rotation indefinitely with the Marlins in flux there.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Tom Koehler was pummeled for seven runs -- three earned -- in 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Thursday.

He made it through the first inning unscathed but was brutalized in the second. He faced 13 batters before being yanked off the mound mid-inning. He allowed two walks, five singles, a homer and threw a wild pitch in that one partial frame alone. Luckily for his fantasy owners an error by Dee Gordon caused four of the runs to be unearned. Koehler has been hopelessly ineffective this season as his 7.43 ERA in nine starts attests.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 07:59:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Tom Koehler from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll return to the Marlins' rotation on Saturday against the Brewers. The 31-year-old hurler registered a troublesome 7.04 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 31/19 K/BB ratio across 38 1/3 innings with the big league club earlier this season. He should be avoided for fantasy purposes, especially in this matchup and ballpark.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 08:29:00 AM

Tom Koehler is expected to start for the Marlins on Saturday in Milwaukee.

Koehler was scheduled to start Thursday at Triple-A New Orleans but has been scratched from that outing. The 31-year-old right-hander has posted a rough 7.04 ERA in 38 1/3 innings (eight starts) this season at the major league level and makes for a poor fantasy streaming option.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 12:59:00 PM

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SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
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CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
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PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Tom Koehler
7Edward Paredes
8Walker Buehler
9Yimi Garcia
10Adam Liberatore
11Dylan Baker
12Pat Venditte