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2016 Dodgers review: Ian Thomas

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2016 season for southpaw Ian Thomas was over in a relative hurry, and he finished the year out of the organization.

What went right

Thomas, the left-hander who could easily fill in as a stunt double for Clayton Kershaw, was performing well as pitching depth in Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a 1.42 ERA in 19 innings, with 22 strikeouts and just five walks.

He started out in the bullpen in Triple-A, but made a couple of spot starts in April and totaled seven scoreless innings, with 11 strikeouts and one walk.

What went wrong

Thomas was placed on the minor league disabled list with shoulder soreness on May 15, and never pitched again during the season.

Thomas was designated for assignment on June 30, 2016, then released on July 3.

2016 particulars

Age: 29

Stats: 1.42 ERA in 8 games, 22 K, 5 BB in 19 IP in Triple-A OKC

Salary: n/a

Game of the year

Thomas pitched four scoreless innings in a spot start against the Iowa Cubs on April 23, allowing only two singles and a walk while striking out five.

Roster status

Thomas is a free agent.