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Dodgers Roster News: LHP Robbie Erlin Opts for Free Agency

The World Series is set to begin Friday to not only mark down the end of the season but also the beginning of free agency. It’s common for players to opt into free agency before the end of the season and of the 13 who have elected to do so already, Robbie Erlin makes the list as the only Dodgers so far.

The left handed pitcher has been in the majors for eight seasons and spent this season with the Dodgers. Erlin was drafted in the third round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Rangers.

Erlin appeared in two games this year for the Dodgers this season giving up two earned runs on two hits including a home run against the Pirates on May 9. However, the day before he also pitched one inning giving up zero earned runs and delivering his only strikeout on the season against the Cubs.

With a 4.87 career ERA, Erlin has shown glimpses of what he is capable of despite being hit with injuries during the height of his career. Between 2018 and 2019, Erlin appeared in 76 games but only appeared in 41 games the other six seasons. 

Erlin is 32 years old and still has plenty left in the tank for the next team who chooses to take a chance on him.

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