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2016 Dodgers review: Casey Fien

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RHP was one of 12 Dodgers to pitch at least 20 games in relief.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a look at the 2016 season with the Dodgers for Casey Fien, a local kid who came home.

What went right

The Dodgers claimed Fien off waivers from Minnesota on May 7, 2016, then on May 9 optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

On May 12, the right-hander cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A, removing him from the 40-man roster.

The Kennedy High School graduate finally got a chance to play for his hometown team, called up to the Dodgers on May 28.

Fien did not allow a run in any of his first eight appearances, with nine strikeouts and one walk, and had a 2.20 ERA in his first 13 games and 16⅔ innings with the team.

All five baserunners inherited by Fien with the Dodgers were stranded.

Opposing batters against Fien had a .295 on-base percentage.

What went wrong

Fien was tied for fifth on the staff with eight home runs allowed, remarkable since he only pitched 25⅔ innings.

Opposing batters against Fien had a .551 slugging percentage.

Fien was designated assignment again by the Dodgers on Sept. 10, then sent outright to Triple-A on Sept. 12. He finished out the minor league season pitching for Oklahoma City in the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

2016 particulars

Age: 32

Stats: 4.21 ERA, 6.22 FIP in 25 games, 23 K, 7 BB in 25⅔ IP; 0.0 rWAR, -0.5 fWAR

Salary: $2.275 million, of which the Dodgers were responsible for roughly $1.85 million.

Game of the year

Fien struck out three in a scoreless inning against the Cubs on June 1 at Wrigley Field.

Roster status

As someone who accepted an outright assignment to the minors when he could have otherwise elected free agency, Fien had the right to elect free agency after the season, and did so. He signed a one-year, $1.1 million deal with the Mariners on Dec. 3.