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Veteran Reliever Elects to Leave Dodgers Organization, Head to Free Agency

The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost a veteran reliever. Late last week, right-handed pitcher Nabil Crismatt, who the team designated for assignment, elected free agency. Crismatt, who cleared waivers, didn’t want to go back to the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate, so instead went back to free agency to find his next home.

Crismatt, 29, signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers this offseason. He made five appearances for Los Angeles this year, sporting a 2.57 ERA in seven innings of work.

He was looking like a real weapon in the L.A. bullpen, but got lost in the bullpen shuffle as the Dodgers sifted through relievers over the last few weeks. After being DFA’d for a second time, he decided enough was enough, and will now look for a more permanent home.

Crismatt began his MLB career in 2020 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He also spent time with the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks at the MLB level.

Crismatt was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and has a career 3.71 ERA in 114 appearances.

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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.


  1. Depends on who nabs him. He’s a strong reliever. Cubs could grab him, and boost their chances for a ring ?.

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