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Dodgers Pitcher Remains In Organization After DFA

Relief pitcher Elisier Hernández passed through waivers and remained in the Dodgers organization after was DFA’d. The 29-year-old last pitched on May 29 against the New York Mets, giving up three earned runs without recording an out.

The Dodgers brought in the right-handed veteran to give the bullpen some added depth. He has made five appearances with Los Angeles and has allowed nine earned runs.

He started off his Dodgers tenure with a great showing against the San Francisco Giants. In that game, Hernández pitched six innings, struck out three batters, and allowed three runs. Since then, though, he’s struggled when called upon.

He gives up home runs at an alarming rate – in 9.2 innings, batters have hit five long balls against Hernandez.

The Dodgers utilize their bullpen as much as almost any team in baseball ranking sixth in MLB in innings pitched (244.1). So, despite not performing when called upon, Hernández could make another appearance later this year if, and when, the bullpen gets taxed.

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Kevin Skinner

Graduated from Creighton University with a degree in Biology and Philosophy. Despite growing up in San Diego, loves all thing Los Angeles sports

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