|Dec. 24 2:43 PM PT3:43 PM MT4:43 PM CT5:43 PM ET17:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 CST3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)4:43 PM CT-The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday, announcing deals with Howell, Chris Perez and Jamey Wright.
Analysis: Howell returns to Los Angeles for a two-year contract that includes a third-year vesting option. He held opponents to a .193 batting average last season and had a 2.03 ERA, both career bests. Howell, who went 4-1 in 67 appearances in his first year with the team, was especially tough on left-handed hitters, holding them to a .164 batting average. General manager Ned Colletti said Howell's demeanor and competitiveness were "real positives" in the clubhouse.
|June 20 10:44 PM PT11:44 PM MT12:44 AM CT1:44 AM ET1:44 ET5:44 GMT13:44 CST10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST1:14 AM VEN9:44 UAE12:44 AM CT-Howell was charged with two runs in a third of an inning Wednesday as the Dodgers dropped a 6-4 result in the first leg of their doubleheader with the Yankees.
Analysis: It was Howell's first appearance since serving a two-game suspension.
|June 14 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 CST10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Howell and infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker were suspended two games apiece for "aggressive actions" for their roles in a brawl this week.
Analysis: Los Angeles pitcher Ronald Belisario was suspended one game for ``aggressive actions.''