The Dodgers released right-handed reliever Josh Fields after he was recently designated for assignment to make room for pitcher Donnie Hart.
Today the #Dodgers officially released pitcher Josh Fields.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) March 10, 2019
Josh Fields was a part of both Dodger World Series runs and was a key piece of the bullpen. Across three seasons with the club, Fields posted a 3.11 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 133 innings.
In 2018, Fields held a 2.20 ERA with a much weaker underlying 3.62 FIP.
In addition, Fields pitched 5 innings in the postseason with a dreadful 7.20 ERA and 1.80 WHIP.
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This move does come as a bit of a surprise considering Fields had been above-average in his time with the club. However, he was out of options and the Dodgers seem to be confident in Yimi Garcia.
The team initially acquired Josh Fields from the Astros back in 2016 in exchange for the current 44th-ranked prospect in baseball, outfielder Yordan Alvarez. Yes, that is pretty disappointing.
The Dodgers do have a lot of options for the bullpen so Fields became a tad expendable.
Donnie Hart, the left-hander the Dodgers received that forced Fields out of a roster spot, has posted a 3.43 ERA and 1.50 ERA across 81 big-league frames.