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Dodgers sign Bruce Billings to minor league contract

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LAS VEGAS -- The Dodgers on Thursday signed right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings to a minor league deal. The 28-year-old was added to the roster of Triple-A Albuquerque.

Billings was 5-5 with a 5.06 ERA in 15 starts with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the Yankees system, with 54 strikeouts and 27 walks in 80 innings. He was released by New York on Saturday.

Billings pitched in one major league game this season for the Yankees striking out seven while allowing four runs in four innings in relief against the Angels on April 25. His other major league experience came in 2011, allowing 10 runs in seven innings in four combined games with the Rockies and Athletics in 2011.

With Albuquerque also adding starter Chris Reed on Thursday, up from Double-A Chattanooga, it's uncertain what role Billings will fill. But we do know he is wearing number 35 with his new team.