Dodgers sign Jeff Bennett to minor league deal

Bennett, seen here in spring training 2010 with Tampa Bay. - Getty Images

The right-hander was added to the Isotopes roster.

FRESNO -- The Dodgers signed veteran free agent pitcher Jeff Bennett to a minor league contract, and the 33-year-old right-hander was added to the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes roster on Friday.

Bennett was 4-3 with a 2.44 ERA in seven starts with Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican League, with 33 strikeouts and 13 walks in 43⅓ innings. In the last five years Bennett has bounced around between the Mexican League, Triple-A and the independent Lancaster Barnstormers in Pennsylvania.

He will start Saturday for Albuquerque in Fresno.

Bennett, who turns 34 on June 10, pitched four parts of four major league seasons from 2004-2009 with the Brewers, Braves and Rays, going 8-17 with three saves and a 4.30 ERA in 179 games, including six starts, with 154 strikeouts and 108 walks in 228⅓ innings.

In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Henry Sosa was released. He signed to play with the Seoul Nexen Heroes in the Korean Baseball Organization, the same league Sosa played in for part of 2012 and all of 2013.

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