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2016 Dodgers review: Carlos Frias

2 oblique injuries cut his 2016 season in half

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A look back an abbreviated 2016 season for Carlos Frias, whose start and finish to his season were interrupted by oblique injuries

What went right

Frias had a strong spring and nearly made the opening day roster in the rotation, instead losing out to Ross Stripling in the final weekend before the regular season.

In his lone major league appearance of the season, Frias pitched four scoreless innings against the Padres on July 7, a game notable not only for his performance but for the rest he provided a bullpen that pitched nine innings the day before and 19⅔ frames in the previous three days.

In September while hurt, Frias was promoted so he could be placed on the 60-day disabled list to create room on the 40-man roster. The move earned Frias an extra 24 days of major league service time, and roughly $68,000 in major league salary.

Frias was the 28th different Dodgers player to be placed on the DL in 2016, setting a major league record.

What went wrong

Before he could make his first start of the season in Triple-A, Frias suffered an oblique injury that sidelined him for over a month.

After that July 7 outing, Frias was optioned back to Oklahoma City, but never pitched again during the season, sidelined for nearly three months with a right oblique strain.

In between injuries, Frias had a 3.95 ERA in 10 minor league games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A OKC, including six starts. He struck out 32 with 11 walks in 43⅓ innings.

2016 particulars

Age: 26

Stats: 1 relief appearance, 4 scoreless IP, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts

Salary: $517,500, of which Frias earned a pro-rated portion for his time in the majors, roughly $76,000.

Game of the year

Only one major league game to choose from, those four scoreless innings against the Padres on July 7.

Roster status

Frias has one year, 76 days of service time, and one option year remaining, having used options in 2015 and 2016.