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Dodgers: Scott Alexander and Tyler White Will Not Return This Season

Both Alexander and White are prime DFA candidates in the winter.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Pitcher Scott Alexander #75 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the seventh inning of Game Four of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

According to Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group, lefty specialist Scott Alexander and first baseman Tyler White will not be returning to the Dodgers this season.

This simply means that both Alexander and White did not have the time necessary to regain health within a month. Both players would have been long shots to make the postseason roster anyways, but any help from the 40-man roster available is needed down the stretch.

Alexander enjoyed his 2018 campaign, but 2019 was a different story for the southpaw.

The lefty struggled all season long with both his health and his performance, managing just 17 1/3 innings of a 3.63 ERA and 5.07 FIP. In comparison to a 2018 season that saw him toss 66 innings of a 3.57 FIP and 3.31 xFIP, this has been a disappointment. His oft-injured 2019 in addition to the loss of left-hander Tony Cingrani thinned out the left-handed bullpen corps for the Dodgers.

White was acquired from Houston Astros prior to the trade deadline in exchange for right-handed pitching prospect Andre Scrubb. White is a prime candidate to be designated for assignment as the corresponding move for middle infielder Gavin Lux.

White struggled mightily all season long with a .208/.308/.304 slash line with both the Astros and Dodgers. He was worth -0.7 WAR across 83 games.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. Alexander has been a big disappointment since day one. As for White he didnt show much ability with the few chances he got since the Dodgers acquired him. No loss for the Dodgers.

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