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Recently-Released Dodgers Pitcher Signs Back With NL West Rival

A pitcher who began the 2024 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers is back in the National League West with the San Diego Padres.

Nabil Crismatt, who appeared in five games with the Dodgers this season, announced on his Instagram that he’s back with the Padres. It’s a minor league deal.

“I’m very happy to announce I’m back with San Diego Padres,” Crismatt wrote. “Looking forward to this new chapter. See you all soon.”

Crismatt, spent the 2021, 2022, and part of the 2023 season with the Padres. He then appeared in one game with the Arizona Diamondbacks last year, before joining the Dodgers on a minor league deal this offseason.

Crismatt made five appearances for L.A., sporting a 2.57 ERA in seven innings. Then, he was designated for assignment, and ended up electing free agency. He signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, but never made a big league appearance for them.

Now, Crismatt is going back to the place he’s spent a majority of his MLB career. Across the three seasons in San Diego, Crismatt made 102 appearances, sporting a 3.83 ERA in 159.2 innings. He made at least 45 appearances in both 2021 and 2022, but then struggled in 2023 en route to being DFA’d.

Crismatt’s best season came in 2022, when he had a 2.94 ERA in 50 appearances. The Padres will hope to get that version of him in his second stint with the club.

The Dodgers and Padres have a quick two-game set from July 30-31. We’ll see if Crismatt is active and in the Padres’ bullpen to face his former team.

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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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