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2015 Dodgers review: Matt West

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Matt West was an in-season acquisition by the Dodgers in 2015, and spent just shy of 10 weeks on the 40-man roster.

What went right

The Dodgers traded for West on May 4, acquiring him from the Blue Jays for cash considerations.

West appeared in two games for the Dodgers, pitching three scoreless innings in relief, with two strikeouts while allowing two hits and a walk. His three innings are tied for second-most in Dodgers history without allowing a run, behind only the four scoreless frames by 1991 Dodgers pitcher Mike Christopher.

In 12 games for Double-A Tulsa, West allowed four runs (one earned) in 16 innings, with 17 strikeouts and four walks, putting up a 0.56 ERA for the Drillers.

He used a rare fourth option year in 2015. Bluebird Banter back in March explained the circumstances behind West qualifying for an extra option season.

West pitched in one game during the Arizona Fall League, throwing a scoreless inning before leaving to go get married.

What went wrong

In his first of two stints with the Dodgers major league team in 2015, he was only up for one day, on May 31, and did not pitch before being optioned back to Triple-A on June 1.

The right-hander had a 7.83 ERA for Oklahoma City, allowing 24 runs (20 earned) on 31 hits in 23 innings, with 17 strikeouts and nine walks.

West was designated for assignment on July 11 to make room on the 40-man roster for Brandon Beachy.  West accepted the outright assignment and ended the season in the minors.

2015 particulars

Age: 26

Stats: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K, 0.00 ERA, 2.80 FIP, 0.1 rWAR, 0.0 fWAR

Salary: estimated near $507,500; pro-rated for his time in the majors roughly $8,200.

Game of the year

West pitched two scoreless innings against the Giants on June 20.

Roster status

West was a minor league free agent, but re-signed with the Dodgers on a minor league deal with a non-roster invitation to spring training in 2016.