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2014 Dodgers review: Onelki Garcia

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Our next member of the 2014 Dodgers to review is Onelki Garcia, who actually never threw a pitch for the major league team this season, sidelined all year on the disabled list.

What went right

The third-round draft pick in 2012 looked for a brief moment like he might have possibly contributed down the stretch or even in October, fulfilling the Dodgers' need for a second left-handed pitcher in the bullpen. Garcia began a rehab assignment on Aug. 31 with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, but even then his contribution at best likely would have been as a warm body.

"I've heard his name. We're running out of games down there, but he's a lefty," manager Don Mattingly desperately said at the time.

Garcia did earn a full year of service time in 2014 while on the DL, so he's got that going for him.

What went wrong

That Aug. 31 rehab game was the only regular-season game Garcia pitched all season.

Garcia was slow to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow from November 2013, then injured his right knee during spring training, an injury that would eventually require surgery as well.

2014 particulars

Age: 24

Salary: $500,000

Game of the year

The easiest decision of all of these reviews is Garcia's game of the year, which was his only game of the year. In a rehab appearance on Aug. 31, Garcia faced five batters but retired only two. He allowed a double, a single and a walk, and didn't pitch again the rest of the regular season.

Note: Garcia also pitched in three playoff games for Double-A Chattanooga, allowing two runs in 2⅔ innings.

Roster status

Garcia is no longer a Dodger, claimed off waivers by the White Sox on Thursday.