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Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Wednesday they have claimed right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown from the Colorado Rockies, and designated right-handed pitcher Jim Johnson for assignment.

The 30-year-old Brown appeared in 36 games this year while battling inflammation in his right shoulder. He went 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA, 4.26 FIP, and 1.46 WHIP. Brown, drafted 34th overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006, debuted with the Rockies last season.

As for Johnson, he was acquired by the Dodgers from the Atlanta Braves just before the trade deadline as they looked to address their starting rotation and bullpen needs in complex trades with the Braves and Miami Marlins.

Johnson pitched well with the Braves, posting a 2.25 ERA, 3.24 FIP, and 1.23 FIP. However, he struggled mightily with the Dodgers. In 23 appearances with Los Angeles, the former All-Star went 0-3 with a 10.13 ERA, 5.01 FIP, and 2.04 WHIP.

Because of his struggles, the club sent Johnson home before officially announcing their postseason roster. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said it would be unfair to keep a veteran like Johnson in Arizona when considering he didn’t factor into their plans, even with the possibility of a reliever getting injured.

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4 Responses

  1. surferpl

    Here we go again with the fu&*$ng moneyball acquisitions: an injured 30-year-old who went 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA. Mattingly and Zaidi both need to go and that right quick. Zaidi doesn’t even know what baseball is; his ability with number would fit better on Wall St. Jesus, we’re not even stealing anymore.

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  2. Luciano Beltran

    Another pathetic acquisition. Mattingly, his entire coaching staff and the executives who approved this acquisition should all be fired with no due process of defense. They must be idiots. So many really good relievers out there who will be free agents available after the World Series is over.

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  3. Luciano Beltran

    Another thing, any player who is not playing to their potential should not be allowed to grow and wear a beard. that means starters must have an ERA under 3.00 and relievers must have ERA below 2.00. Position players must be hitting .300 with RISP in scoring position and must be hitting above .300 in their regular batting average. That would give an incentive to these players to perform better then they are doing now. So many of them have contracts that have no performance requirement for them to receive their full pay.

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