In a somewhat surprising move, the Dodgers have decided to release relief pitcher Rudy Seanez. Thus, his 16-year Major League career may finally come to an end.
Seanez turned out to be a pleasant surprise for the Dodgers last year. He finished with a 6-3 record, 3.79 ERA, and 1.38 WHIP. Good numbers for a guy that was not expected to last with the team all year. Another impressive stat was his 73 K's in 76 IP.
What was the kiss of death for him was his 7.71 ERA in only 4.2 IP this Spring. A strained groin early on caused him to never get into any type of rhythm. If he had been healthy, who knows how effectively he could have pitched.
The release now opens up another bullpen spot. Who could it go to? Hmmm.......... is Clayton Kershaw now in the running? Now that would be interesting.