The Los Angeles Dodgers have made many additions to their farm system in the few past days. After holding an open tryout at Camelback Ranch, the team added two players and they weren’t done adding depth to the organization.
The organization has decided to add another pitcher to join these players in the farm system via Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish:
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 5, 2014
Sadowski joins fellow ex-Giant and fellow right-hander Steve Edelfsen who was one of the two pitchers picked up during open tryouts. Coming out of the University of Florida, Sadowski was drafted in the 13th round of the 2003 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants. It wasn’t until 2009 he would receive his shot in the majors and he certainly left an initial impression. In his first two starts after being called up from Triple-A, the then-26-year-old won his first two games with 13 shutout innings.
The organization had a lot of hope in the home-grown starter in these first two starts, but the right hander lost his next four starts with an 8.22 ERA in these four outings. Sadowski began to feel tightness in his right shoulder in that fourth consecutive loss, eventually finding himself back in the Giants farm system.
After this 2009 season, Sadowski signed with the Astros but was released before spring training even began. He opted to play for the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball Association until San Francisco decided to re-sign him to a minor league deal this past December.
The 30 year old joins a slew of pitchers in the Dodgers farm system today and will be nothing more than organizational depth. Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is known to be fond of former Giants and Sadowski is the latest example.
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