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Recently-Released Dodgers Pitcher Finds New Home in NL East

Former Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed pitcher Eduardo Salazar, who was designated for assignment a few weeks ago, is now joining his third team this year.

Salazar, who was claimed by the Seattle Mariners, was then DFA’d again, and is now joining the Washington Nationals. The team added him and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

Salazar made one appearance at the Major League level with the Dodgers this season, throwing two shutout innings. He was then DFA’d amid a roster shuffle, and joined the Mariners.

Salazar never made an MLB appearance with Seattle. He had a 5.40 ERA in four minor league appearances, and is now heading to Washington where he’ll hope to earn an MLB call-up.

Salazar signed with the Cincinnati Reds in 2017 as an international free agent. He worked his way up through the minor leagues, and made his debut in 2023, appearing in eight games and sporting an ERA of 8.03.

The Dodgers saw something in the 26-year-old and signed him this past offseason. He looked solid in his one appearance this year, but struggled at the Triple-A level.

Now, he’ll hope to get another chance at the MLB level.

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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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