Tuesday January 12th, 2016

The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a deal with Cuban right-handed pitcher Yasiel Sierra, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

The deal is estimated to be worth about $30 million over six or seven years, Passan reports. Last year, compatriot Raisel Iglesias inked a seven-year contract worth $27 million pact with the Cincinnati Reds.

Additions of Kazmir, Maeda give Dodgers needed depth in rotation

Sierra, 25, posted a 16-21 record in 131 appearances with a 4.23 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 221 strikeouts in 131 games for Holguin and Sancti Spiritus of the Cuban National Series.

The Miami Marlins also expressed interest in Sierra.

- Christopher Chavez

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