Originally written on Dodgers Rumors  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The Dodgers cut three pitchers on Monday sending them to Minor League camp. Matt Magill and Steven Ames were optioned while non-roster invitee Matt Palmer was reassigned. You may recall it was just five days ago I said Matt Palmer’s outlook was not looking so good. Outlook: More walks than strikes, more losses than wins, nine runs allowed, and even though only two of those were earned, Palmer is a liability on the mound. The Dodgers have too much right-handed talent to put up with these shenanigans much longer. Those shenanigans lasted a whole whopping five extra days. Palmer,34, is scheduled to have knee surgery on Tuesday after he injured his left knee on Saturday playing catch. Palmer has had knee surgery before back in 2010, but it was on his right knee at that time. Palmer said this problem with his left knee came “out of nowhere,” and he had never had a problem with that knee in the past. No biggie, not like he was going to make the club pitching the way he was. He finishes his spring with a 0-1 record, 3.60 ERA, 2 strikeouts, and 5 walks in 5 innings of work. Lackluster numbers and bad knees, don’t count on seeing him again anytime soon. Matt Magill also pitched in 3 games for the Dodgers this spring, and he has produced some fairly impressive numbers with 3 hits allowed, 8 strikeouts, and 1 walk in 4 innings of work with no runs allowed. Magill, one of the many top young arms in the Dodgers farm system didn’t project to make the club out of Spring Training. However, Magill was able to capitalize on the opportunity and he’s definitely a name to watch in 2013. Magill will head to Minor League Camp where he looks to prepare to for the Albuquerque starting rotation this season. Steve Ames, 24, another right-hander, has a 6.75 ERA in 3 games this Spring. He has struck out 2 batters and walked none through 2 2/3 innings. With the abundance of pitching floating around, the Dodgers were able to eliminate Ames from the equation rather easily. Ames has pitched for the AA-Lookouts over the last two seasons and posted an ERA of 1.88, a K/9 of 10.6, a BB/9 of 2.2, and 23 saves (18 in 2012) over 82 games. Ames struggles in his first real look at Major League talent, so heading back to Double-A makes sense. It will be interesting to see if Ames continues to progress, if he does, you can expect a call-up at some point for the Dodgers to get another look. Ames, Magill, and Palmer join the already departed Dallas McPherson, Gregory Infante, Nick Evans, Ozzie Martinez, Kelvin De La Cruz, and Wander Beras. That brings the total number of Dodgers down to 51 players in Major League camp after this second round of cuts. Round three coming up within the next several days… Related Posts:Dodgers News: Spring Roster MovesVirus Strikes Eliezer Alfonzo, Matt Wallach On DeckAnibal Sanchez On The Dodgers RadarJavy Guerra Exits World Baseball ClassicPlenty Of Pitching Options For Dodgers
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