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2015 Dodgers review: Ryan Dennick

Ryan Dennick was on the Dodgers' 40-man roster for two days in 2015.
Ryan Dennick was on the Dodgers' 40-man roster for two days in 2015.
Photo: Rich Crimi | Tulsa Drillers

A look back at the 2015 season for left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick, who was on the Dodgers' 40-man roster for two days.

What went right

The Dodgers claimed Dennick off waivers from the Reds on April 15, and before he got a chance to pitch in the system he was designated for assignment two days later, to make room for another waiver claim from the Reds, Daniel Corcino. Dennick cleared waivers and was sent outright by the Dodgers to the minors, where he stayed through the end of the season.

Dennick was an effective relief pitcher for Double-A Tulsa, putting up a 2.94 ERA and 3.18 FIP in 47 games, going 4-2 with five saves, 37 strikeouts and 14 walks in 52 innings.

What went wrong

After just over five weeks in Tulsa, Dennick was promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. It did not go well.

The left-hander pitched three games in relief for OKC in a matter of five days, pitching a total of three innings. Dennick allowed 14 runs (13 earned runs) on 14 hits, no fewer than three runs in any one of his three Triple-A appearances. Opposing Pacific Coast League batters were 14-for-21 with four doubles, a home run and two walks against Dennick, who was sent back down to Double-A the next week.

2015 particulars

Age: 28

Stats: 2.94 ERA, 3.18 FIP, 5 saves in 47 games in Double-A, 37 K, 14 BB in 52 innings; 39.00 ERA in 3 games, 3 IP with Triple-A

Salary: n/a

Game of the year

On May 15 against Arkansas, Dennick pitched 2⅓ innings in relief for Double-A Tulsa, and struck out seven batters, including each of his last five batters face. Dennick's only blemish in the appearance was an infield single to first base.

Roster status

Dennick is one of several minor league free agents this winter.