An injury kept Jose Dominguez out of contention for a spot in the Dodgers' playoff bullpen in 2014, and a trade after the season sent him east. Here is a look back at his year in Los Angeles, and Triple-A Albuquerque.
What went right
Dominguez had a successful year in the hitter-friendly environment of the Pacific Coast League, with a 3.24 ERA and 10 saves, 39 strikeouts and 18 walks in 33⅓ innings, including a 1.09 ERA in his final 24 appearances.
The right-hander made the 28-man opening series roster in Australia.
Dominguez, who averaged 97.63 mph on his four-seam fastball in the majors in 2014 per Brooks Baseball, struck out eight of his 30 major league batters faced, a 26.7-percent strikeout rate that ranked fifth-highest among all Dodgers to throw a pitch in 2014.
What went wrong
Dominguez was sidelined for nearly all of the final nine weeks with right shoulder inflammation, limited only to five minor league games on a rehab assignment. He pitched three games for rookie-level Ogden, including one playoff game, plus two playoff games for Double-A Chattanooga, allowing five runs on five hits in three innings, with four walks and three strikeouts.
He allowed runs in four of his five major league appearances, allowing eight runs and 11 runners to reach base in 6⅓ innings.
Salary: $501,000; pro-rated for his time in the majors
Game of the year
The one game in which Dominguez didn't allow a run was in mop-up duty during the home opener on April 4, when he pitched two perfect innings and struck out three of the six Giants batters he faced.
Dominguez was traded along with minor league pitcher Greg Harris to the Rays on Nov. 20 for relief pitchers Joel Peralta and Adam Liberatore.