LOS ANGELES -- Another day, another discarded Reds pitcher is now in the Dodgers' organization. The Dodgers on Friday claimed right-handed pitcher Daniel Corcino off waivers from the Reds. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated left-handed pitcher Ryan Dennick — who was just claimed off waivers on Wednesday, also from the Reds — for assignment.
Corcino, 24, made his major league debut last season with the Reds, putting up a 4.34 ERA in five games, including three starts, with 15 strikeouts and 10 walks in 18⅔ innings.
The right-hander was once a top-100 prospect in baseball, rated No. 94 by Baseball America prior to the 2013 season, though the publication didn't rank him among the Reds' top 10 prospects in either of the two years since.
He was 10-12 with a 4.25 in 27 games, including 26 starts between Double-A and Triple-A in 2014, with all but one game for Double-A Pensacola. He struck out 119 and walked 74 in 148⅓ innings. This year in Double-A, Corcino pitched a scoreless inning in his only appearance, with two walks and two strikeouts.
The Reds designated Corcino for assignment on Monday.
Corcino has one option year remaining, having used options in 2013 and 2014. He will be optioned to Double-A Tulsa.
@truebluela Enjoy Li'l Cueto, guys.— Red Reporter (@redreporter) April 17, 2015
@truebluela There's been a huge similarity between the two since A-ball. It's still baffling that the Reds never gave him a real shot.— Red Reporter (@redreporter) April 17, 2015
Solid claim. Not sure why the Reds waived him over Dominguez. https://t.co/JYtwICFLb2— keithlaw (@keithlaw) April 17, 2015
The Dodgers have 10 days to decide what to do with Dennick. If he clears waivers the club can outright him to the minors, an assignment the left-hander doesn't have the requisite service time to refuse.