Let’s get back to baseball news, specifically Dodger news. The Dodgers announced on Monday afternoon that they have flipped right handed starting pitcher Carlos Frias to the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Frias was originally designated for assignment last week to clear a roster spot for Logan Forsythe.
Frias is just 27-years old and was signed by the Dodgers as a free agent out of the Dominican at the age of 18 in 2007. Frias spent most of the 2016 season on the disabled list (at Oklahoma City), and only logged four major league innings. In 2015 Frias tossed 77.2 innings of work posting a 5-5 record and a 4.06 ERA. That season he posted a 5.0 K/9 rate and a 3.0 BB.9 rate while giving up over 10 hits per nine innings.
With the starting pitching depth the Dodgers have, they don’t really need Frias. Well until every single starting pitcher winds up on the disabled list which should happen by May 1. We’ll never forget Frias’s second MLB outing at Colorado in which he allowed 10 hits and 8 earned runs before retiring the first three hitters of the game.
Just a week ago Frias was designated for assignment so that the Dodgers could clear 40-man roster room for second baseman Logan Forsythe who was acquired via trade from the Tampa Bay Rays. Overall Frias is 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 114 career MLB innings across three seasons. He’s made 15 starts and struck out 5.9 per nine with a 1.3 WHIP over 33 Major league games.
Good luck Carlos! Have at it Cleveland!