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MLB’s Worst Contracts: Pitchers

Matt Snyder, CBS Sports Baseball Writer
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After spending a little more than two and a half seasons with the Mariners, Brandon League has been an over-priced dud for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was sent to L.A. on July 30, 2012 for two minor league prospects (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After spending a little more than two and a half seasons with the Mariners, Brandon League has been an over-priced dud for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was sent to L.A. on July 30, 2012 for two minor league prospects (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former Mariners reliever Brandon League is getting recognition he doesn’t want: CBS Sports has named League as having the worst contract of all relief pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Baseball writer Matt Synder says of League:

“He couldn’t hack it as closer and won’t be returning to the role, either. The numbers last season are real ugly, too: 5.30 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 69 hits allowed in 54 1/3 innings with only 28 strikeouts. He also allowed half of his inherited runners to score.”

League has two years and $17 million remaining on his contract. During his time with Seattle, the Mariners only forked over about eight million.

See the full list here: MLB’s worst contracts: Pitchers

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