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Dodgers: Adam Liberatore Released by Los Angeles

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Jun 19, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Adam Liberatore (36) pitches against the Chicago Cubs during game one of a baseball doubleheader at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers have announced that they have released left-handed relief pitcher Adam Liberatore. The 31-year-old lefty was designated for assignment at the end of August and will not be continuing his career with Los Angeles.

Liberatore was designated for assignment when the Dodgers acquired Ryan Madson at the end of August. Madson has since made three appearances for the Dodgers and allowed two earned runs.

Libertore experienced plenty of highs and lows with Los Angeles, as he was constantly shipped back and forth between AAA and the big league club. His 2016 season will be what he is most remembered for in A Dodger uniform when he tossed 42.2 innings and pitched to a 3.38 earned run average. He held left-handed hitters to a 171/250/244 slash line that season as one of the go-to relief options.

Injuries plagued him the past two seasons, ultimately resulting in this move. His forearm gave him trouble in 2017 and Liberatore was only able to pitch in four big league games. He was on the minor league disabled list with a knee injury at the time of his DFA.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. The entire bulls…t pen should be released, except for Jansen obviously. Let the starters earn their money, since 99% of relievers do not, by going 8 or 9 innings.

    • They also have to quit signing relievers that have had numerous TJ surgeries along with other chronic medical problems and are 39 years old. The GM keeps cheaping out to save money. You usually get what you pay for.

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