This winter has been red hot with many teams making moves to stock up for a chance at a World Series title in 2022. We’ve seen many big-name free agents already find new homes, including some former Dodgers. Los Angeles has yet to make any big splash moves only adding minor pieces.
A day after losing Corey Seager and Max Scherzer, the Dodgers have been silent. Instead of adding anyone via free agency or trade, the team took a different route. Los Angeles announced that they have non-tendered LHP Andrew Vasquez making him a free agent. Vasquez along with Cody Bellinger, Julio Urías, and Trea Turner was all arbitration-eligible this offseason.
Everyone except Vasquez was offered a contract.
The Dodgers non-tendered LHP Andrew Vasquez. All other arb-eligible players on the 40-man roster were tendered contracts.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) December 1, 2021
The 28-year old pitcher appeared in 2 games for the Dodgers out of the bullpen. He allowed 1 unearned run on 1 hit while striking out 3 in 1 and 2/3 innings pitched. It was his first taste of the big leagues since appearing in 10 games between 2018-19 for the Minnesota Twins.
The move by the team is perhaps one to open up a roster spot for the recent signing of reliever Daniel Hudson. Los Angeles is loaded with arms in the bullpen and the emergence of Alex Vesia and the hopeful return of Caleb Ferguson and Victor Gonzalez made him expendable. Letting him go seemed like an obvious move considering his age and inexperience at the big league level.
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