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Dodgers, reliever Howell agree on one-year deal

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ST. PETERSBURG -- According to multiple news sources, the Dodgers have agreed to sign J.P. Howell to a one-year deal worth $2.85 million.

The left-hander can earn another $1.2 million in performance bonuses.

Howell, 29, came to the Rays in a 2006 trade that sent outfielder Joey Gathright and infielder Fernando Cortez to the Royals.

Howell went 1-0 with a 3.04 ERA in 55 games in 2012, enjoying a fully healthy year after missing all of the '10 season and the first 44 games of '11 due to a left shoulder injury.

Howell established a club scoreless streak of 27 1/3 innings by not allowing a run from June 14 until Aug. 30.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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