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2016 Dodgers review: Alex Guerrero

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Guerrero was one of 28 Dodgers to be placed on DL in 2016

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Alex Guerrero began the year with the Dodgers but he didn’t end it with them, and never played in a major league game in 2016.

What went right

Guerrero contributed to a Dodgers record in 2016. In making his second opening day roster, he did so on the disabled list, one of 28 different Dodgers to be placed on the DL this season.

What went wrong

Sidelined with a knee contusion to start the season, that only served as a delay of his day of roster reckoning, with no real spot for him on the Dodgers roster, and no way to send Guerrero to the minors without his consent.

Any chance Guerrero might have had to stick around was torpedoed by his 9-for-66 (.136) minor league rehab assignment, including just 2-for-40 (.050) with a walk and no extra-base hits with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Guerrero was designated for assignment on May 21, and released by the Dodgers on June 8.

2016 particulars

Age: 29

Stats: .136/.162/.197 in 16 games, 68 PA in minors

Salary: $5 million

Game of the year

Guerrero was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI on May 12 for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, the third game of his minor league rehab assignment.

Roster status

The Dodgers owe Guerrero $5 million for 2017. He signed to play baseball in Japan, for the Chunichi Dragons.