GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly looks at closer Brandon League and sees power and unpredictability.
``He's kind of the effectively wild guy,'' Mattingly said.
Almost sounds dangerous.
League was acquired from Seattle last July and decided to stay in Los Angeles, agreeing in October to a $22.5 million, three-year contract.
Originally slotted as a middle reliever, he took over as closer when Kenley Jansen was sidelined between Aug. 27 and Sept. 20 due to an irregular heartbeat.
League was 6 for 6 in save chances with the Dodgers, going 2-1 with a 2.30 ERA in 48 games after the trade. He walked 14 in 27 1-3 innings for Los Angeles and 33 in 72 innings overall.
Los Angeles agreed to the deal with the intention of having League be the closer. Jonathan Broxton, Javy Guerra and Jansen assumed the roles at various times during the last two years.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail World Baseball Classic Final Prediction Will the USA knock off Puerto Rico tonight in the World Baseball Classic Championship at 9:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Indians Win-Total Prediction After falling just shy of the World Series in 2016, can the Cleveland Indians follow it up with a better year...
Thumbnail USA vs. Japan WBC Prediction Tanner Roark’s first World Baseball Classic outing didn’t go particularly well. If Team USA wants to advance to the championship game, though, it needs the Washington...
Thumbnail Reds Win Total Prediction Is there any reason to have some optimism about the Cincinnati Reds for the 2017 season? Here’s our breakdown on their season.
Thumbnail Red Sox Win Total Prediction With a stacked rotation, will the Boston Red Sox be able to surge to the top of the MLB standings in the 2017 season?

MLB Team Pages