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Pitcher Who Chose to Leave Dodgers Organization Signs MiLB Deal With AL Contender

Nabil Crismatt, who elected to leave the Dodgers organization after being designated for assignment and clearing waivers a second time, has found a new home.

On Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported Crismatt has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers. The 29-year-old will report to Round Rock, the Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate.

Crismatt signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers this offseason. He debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020, and then was a rising star with the San Diego Padres in 2021 and 2022. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off for Crismatt in 2023, and he was DFA’d by San Diego. He ended up joining the Arizona Diamondbacks.

This year, Crismatt seemed to get back on track in Los Angeles. After sporting a combined 8.31 ERA in 2023 across the Padres and Diamondbacks, he had a 2.57 ERA in five appearances with the Dodgers this season.

He was one of the many relievers that were being shuffled around by the Dodgers front office, and after being DFA’d a second time, he decided to find a new home.

Crismatt will now head to Texas’ Triple-A affiliate, where he’ll hope to impress to earn a call-up to the MLB level with the defending World Series champions.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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