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Dodgers agree to terms with Guillermo Mota

January 12, 2009 |  9:59 pm

The Dodgers added an arm to a bullpen that is days removed from losing closer Takashi Saito by agreeing to terms of a one-year contract with right-hander Guillermo Mota, according to baseball sources who were granted anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter. The deal is pending a physical, which Mota is scheduled to undergo Tuesday.

Mota, 35, pitched for the Dodgers in 2002 and '03, posting a 2.60 earned-run average as Eric Gagne's setup man. He was 5-6 with a 4.11 ERA in 58 games with the Milwaukee Brewers last season.

The Dodgers remain in search of a starting pitcher and are focused on a group of free agents including Jon Garland, Randy Wolf and Braden Looper.

-- Dylan Hernandez

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