Former Dodger Scott Elbert Signs Minor-League Deal With Padres

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The winter is the time of year that many familiar names are signed throughout the league by different teams.

There are plenty of former Los Angeles Dodgers that move to another organization in order to continue their career, and in some cases, hope for one last chance. While some of the big names have already moved on, like Hanley Ramirez, others are waiting for a team to give them a shot.

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, a recent Dodger reliever is heading down south to San Diego:

Elbert was designated for assignment following the season and cleared waivers, but refused an assignment to the minors in order to become a free agent. He was a first-round pick by the Dodgers in 2004 and made his debut in 2008. The left-hander went between the majors and minors for three seasons before catching on in 2011 and 2012. He underwent surgery in 2012 and again in 2013 on his elbow, causing him to miss the entire 2013 and part of the 2014 season.

This past year, Elbert was part of the September call-ups and pitched well enough to earn a spot on the playoff roster. He came in and gave up a two-run game-winning home run to Kolten Wong in Game 3 of the NLDS. Now, he will try to make it with another NL West team as a left-handed specialist out of the bullpen. In 127 games, he has a 3.54 ERA that include two consecutive years under 2.50 in 2011-2012.

Depending on what happens with the Padres, the Dodgers may not have seen the last of Scott Elbert.


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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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