When the Dodgers DFA’d Erisbel Arruebarrena last week, it actually made plenty of sense, even though plenty of people misunderstood it. All a DFA is for a player in his situation is the loss of a 40-man spot, not an exile from an organization. Unless a team claimed him (very unlikely) or wanted to trade for him (somewhat unlikely), all that was going to happen here would be that...
G IP K% BB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR MLB 7 4.1 11.1% 5.6% 2.08 2.90 4.33 0.0 What Happened In 2014: Actually threw pitches! In major league games! And in the playoffs, improbably and unhappily. I’m pretty sure that after a while, I simply forgot that Scott Elbert existed. And why not? Though he’d been with the organization since 2004, Elbert had only thrown 92.1 major league innings...
It wouldn’t be the Dodgers if they didn’t inexplicably drag out the playoff roster until the last possible second — last year, it took more than 30 minutes after the deadline for the roster to come out — but finally, we have it. Your 25-man roster to face the Cardinals in the NLDS is… Hitters (13) C: A.J. Ellis, Drew ButeraIF: Adrian Gonzalez, Dee Gordon, Hanley Ramirez...
Scott Elbert is on the mend and believes he can help the Dodgers after the All-Star break, but Joc Pederson will now be missing from these updates for at least another week and possibly more after separating his right shoulder. Meanwhile, Corey Seager continues to excel, and Jose De Leon showed his promise. June 23 Hitter Of The Day: Corey Seager (A+) went 4-for-6 with his 27th double...
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