The Dodgers are bringing a familiar name into their minor-league camp this season: Pitcher Ramon Troncoso.
Troncoso, who was released by the Kansas City Royals July 10 after a subpar season at Triple-A, did not receive an invitation to the Dodgers’ major-league camp.
The right-hander, who turns 32 on February 16, went 1-6 with a 4.30 earned-run average last season for the Omaha Storm Chasers, the Royals’ Triple-A affiliate. He last appeared in the majors with the Chicago White Sox in 2013, going 1-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 29 appearances.
Troncoso had one outstanding season and three bad ones for the Dodgers from 2008-11. He pitched in 73 games in 2009, going 5-4 with a 2.72 ERA. Since then he has a 4.89 ERA in 99 games for the Dodgers and White Sox, including 16 home runs allowed.
The Dodgers originally signed Troncoso as a teenager in the Dominican Republic in 2002.