Injuries wiped out Adam Liberatore‘s third season in Los Angeles.
What went right
The Dodgers recalled the left-hander from Triple-A Oklahoma City on April 23, and in his two big league stints pitched 3⅓ innings in four games, allowing a single run while striking out five and walking two.
Opposing batters were 0-for-7 with three strikeouts and a walk against Liberatore at Dodger Stadium in 2017, and right-handers on the season were 1-for-8 against him.
Liberatore posted a 2.31 ERA in his 10 games with OKC, with 10 strikeouts and one walk in his 11⅔ innings.
What went wrong
Liberatore missed 15 games on the disabled list in May with a left groin strain, then on May 31 was placed on the DL with a left elbow strain that put him out of action for nearly three months.
He pitched in three rehab games in late August and September, but with the Dodgers’ season winding down and a postseason roster spot not in the offing Liberatore was shut down for the final three weeks.
Stats: 2.70 ERA, 5 K, 2 BB in 3⅓ IP, 4 games
Salary: unknown, but likely somewhere relatively near the major league minimum of $535,000, pro-rated for his 152 days in the majors.
Game of the year
Liberatore struck out two in 1⅓ scoreless innings on May 28 against the Cubs.
Liberatore has two years, 86 days of major league service time and one option year remaining, having used options in 2015 and 2017.