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Dodgers sign Trevor Cahill to minor league contract

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Thursday signed veteran pitcher Trevor Cahill to a minor league contract, and plan to hopefully use him eventually as starting pitching depth in Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Cahill, 27, was 0-3 with a 7.52 ERA in 15 appearances for the Braves this season, including three starts, with 14 strikeouts and 11 walks in 26⅓ innings. The right-hander was designated for assignment by Atlanta on June 11, and released eight days later.

Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi estimated that Cahill might need a couple of weeks to build back up to a starter's workload. Cahill last pitched in a game on June 7, and his last start was April 26.

Cahill is the fourth starting pitcher signed by the Dodgers who pitched for the Athletics when Zaidi was in the Oakland front office. Cahill pitched for the A's from 2009-2011, and joins an organization with fellow former A's Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy and Chad Gaudin.