LAT: Dodgers close to deal with left-hander Howell
DEC 16, 2013 9:31p ET
The prospective deal would include a $6.25-million option for a third year.
Howell posted a career-best 2.03 earned-run average in 67 appearances with the Dodgers this year. He will solidify the back end of the bullpen, which will also return closer Kenley Jansen and setup man Brian Wilson.
Howell's last contract was for one year and paid a base salary of $2.85 million.
Left-handed relievers have landed some lucrative contracts this off-season on the free-agent market.
Javier Lopez signed a three-year, $13-million deal with the San Francisco Giants in November. Boone Logan received a three-year, $16.5-million contract from the Colorado Rockies.