It's the weekend, which means it's time for a review of a player you might wonder just how he was involved with the 2015 Dodgers. Today is the day we look back at Daniel Corcino, who spent five days on the 40-man roster in April.
What went right
The Dodgers claimed the Dominican right-hander, who made his major league debut in 2014, off waivers from the Reds on April 17 after he was designated for assignment by Cincinnati. Corcino took the 40-man roster spot of left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick, who was claimed off waivers just two days before by the Dodgers, also from Cincinnati.
This was emblematic of a season-long roster churn by the Dodgers, who continually tried to incrementally upgrade and add depth on the fringes of the roster whenever possible.
Corcino made three appearances for Double-A Tulsa, including two starts. He struck out seven in just three innings on May 21.
What went wrong
The same churn that brought Corcino to the Dodgers also made his stay on the 40-man roster brief. Corcino was designated for assignment on April 22 when the Dodgers made another waiver claim, for left-handed pitcher Xavier Cedeno.
Corcino cleared waivers and was sent outright to Double-A Tulsa two days later, so the process worked, in that like with Dennick the Dodgers were able to add depth with major league experience to stash in the minors, off the 40-man roster.
Unfortunately, Corcino didn't pitch after May 21. He missed the final three months of the season with an undisclosed injury.
All three of his appearances for Double-A Tulsa came on the road, so there are no available photos of Corcino in game action in the Dodgers organization.
Stats: 3 games, 2 starts with Double-A Tulsa; 11.12 ERA, 5⅔ IP, 6 walks, 9 strikeouts
Game of the year
In his final game of the year, Corcino struck out seven in three innings against Double-A Springfield, without allowing a hit. He walked three.
Corcino is off the 40-man roster but, if healthy will be solid depth at one of the Oklahoma affiliates. Should he get called up and added back to the 40-man, Corcino is out of options.