The Dodgers keep on adding arms to their minor league depth. Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic was among those to report that LA has signed right-handed pitcher Tyler Cyr to a minor league deal.
The deal includes a big league invite. The 29-year-old has spent most of his baseball journey in the minor leagues beginning in 2015. In his minor league career, he is 17-12 with a 2.97 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and 334 strikeouts in 281.2 innings pitched and 218 games. Cyr is a Northern California kid from Fremont and was drafted by San Francisco Giants in the tenth round with the 306 overall pick in 2015.
The righty made his MLB debut in August 2022 with the Philadelphia Phillies and had a forgettable MLB debut. He had an ERA of 27.00, allowing two hits, one run, and one home run while only throwing nine pitches in 0.1 innings.
The next day, he was designated for assignment, and two days later, he was claimed by the Oakland Athletics. Cyr was a lot more productive in Oakland, where he went 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA, with a 1.08 WHIP and only allowed one home run in 13 innings pitched and 11 games. However, last week, the A’s designated Cyr for assignment and ultimately released him on Tuesday.
Cyr finished the 2022 campaign on a solid note in Oakland (2.08 ERA over 13 innings) and has been above average in his time in the minors. Over parts of 7 MiLB seasons, the 29-year-old owns a 2.97 ERA across 218 games.
If he can pick up where he left off, the righty may be able to see some time in the big leagues again in 2023.