Dave Roberts announced earlier on Friday that Adam Liberatore and Franklin Gutierrez’s seasons have come to a close after suffering injuries that they can’t bounce back from this year.
The Dodgers are shutting down Adam Liberatore and Franklin Gutierrez for the season.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) September 8, 2017
Although both of these players were not big time play makers for the Dodgers’ they did have their role in the Dodgers’ success this year. Liberatore has bounced up and down from the minors to majors, but his injuries have led him to only pitching 3.1 innings this year in 4 games. He is likely to come back next year and make another run at being a consistent and solid bullpen piece. Franklin Gutierrez was an interesting sign in the offseason and he only played 35 games and had 56 at bats; batting .232. Rumors are going around that he may be retiring, he has had a good career with a batting average of .257, 97 home runs, and 361 RBI’s.
Scott Kazmir is also another questionable player, he hasn’t seen the Dodgers’ mound in almost two seasons. He continues his rehab and will be pitching for Rancho Cucamonga tomorrow. Kazmir will not be having any impact on the Dodgers this year.
The idea for Kazmir is to end his season on a high note. He won't be on the postseason roster.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 8, 2017
The Dodgers’ look to end their skid behind the arm of Alex Wood tonight against the Rockies. With Corey Seager back in the lineup, Dave Roberts seems confident he can lead his team to victory.
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