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Dodgers reach agreement with reliever Todd Coffey [updated]

Todd-coffey_300The Dodgers have reached an agreement with reliever Todd Coffey on a one-year contract, according to a person familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is pending a physical. The contract, which includes a club option for 2013, is guaranteed for $1.3 million.

Coffey, a 31-year-old right-hander, has a career earned-run average of 4.08 over seven major-league seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals. He posted a 3.62 ERA in 69 appearances for the Nationals last season.

Coffey will add experience and durability to a young Dodgers bullpen. He has made at least 69 appearances in each of his last three seasons.

[Update: Coffey passed his physical to finalize the deal. He will earn a $1 million salary next season. The deal includes a $2.5 million club option for 2013 that can be bought out for $300,000.]

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Photo: Todd Coffey works in relief for the Washington Nationals last fall in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Credit: Matt Slocum / Associated Press / September 22, 2011

 
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