The Los Angeles Dodgers have seen another footnote member of their 2018 squad sign elsewhere. Left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup joined the Dodgers late in the pennant race from the Colorado Rockies. Now, he’s a member of the Seattle Mariners; signing a one-year Major League deal.
Mariners sign lefty relief specialist Zac Rosscup to one-year Major League deal. 30-year-old 4.76 ERA and 20 Ks in 11 1/3 IP in 17 appearances for Dodgers last year.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) December 20, 2018
After a strong showing with AAA Oklahoma, Rosscup posted a 4.76 ERA in 11 1/3 innings for the Dodgers last year. Moreover, the biggest credit to his stat-line was 20 strikeouts and just four walks.
The Seattle Mariners sound excited to get their hands on Rosscup.
“When healthy, Zac has swing-and-miss stuff, which has translated at all levels.” Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto said. “We look forward to seeing what he can do with good health and real opportunity.”
Nevertheless, this move comes down to the Dodgers not having the need to retain Rosscup. With Tony Cingrani on the mend and Julio Urias now healthy – the left-handed relief contingency is in good shape heading into 2019.
Rosscup’s tenure as a Dodger will not go down as a particularly memorable one. However, he served his purpose and ate some key innings down the stretch for a team that reached the World Series.
As always, we wish Zac the best of luck in his future endeavors in the Pacific Northwest and beyond!
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