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2017 Dodgers review: Chris Heston

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Chris Heston was on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster for 12 days in 2017.


The Dodgers claimed the right-hander off waivers from the Mariners on May 26, along with infielder Mike Freeman. Heston was two seasons removed from making 31 starts and pitching a no-hitter for the Giants in 2015.

Heston was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he made one relief appearance. Entering a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning on June 1, he allowed home runs to Brewers minor leaguers Brett Phillips and Yadiel Rivera, suffering the loss in a 6-3 defeat at the hands of Colorado Springs.


The Twins claimed Heston off waivers from the Dodgers on June 7., making room on the 40-man roster for Brock Stewart, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list.

Heston pitched one game out of the bullpen for Minnesota — after making one start and one relief appearance for Seattle — but spent most of the rest of the season with Triple-A Rochester.

2017 particulars

Age: 29

Stats: 3 IP, 3 runs, 1 BB, 4 K in 1 game for OKC

Salary: n/a

Game of the year

Heston just pitched one game in the Dodgers’ organization, so we’ll stick with his April 13 start for Triple-A Tacoma, pitching seven scoreless innings in the second game of a doubleheader against El Paso (Padres), striking out six.

Roster status

Heston is a free agent.