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2023 Dodgers in review: Tyler Cyr

Los Angeles Dodgers v St. Louis Cardinals Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images

Tyler Cyr pitched for the Dodgers at perhaps the most tumultuous time of the regular season for the pitching staff, and then spent the rest of the season on the injured list.

Cyr made his major league debut in August 2022 with the Phillies, then went to the A’s on waivers to finish out the season before getting released in January. The Dodgers signed the veteran right-hander to a minor league contract on February 3, which included a non-roster invitation to spring training.

After a month and a half in relief with Triple-A Oklahoma City, including a 4.86 ERA in 15 games and a 31.6-percent strikeout rate, Cyr got the call to the Dodgers on May 19 during hell week, after both Dustin May and Julio Urías succumbed to injuries.

As the proverbial fresh arm in the bullpen, Cyr pitched in the first two games in which he was active, finishing out a pair of games in St. Louis while recording five outs. Of the 39 Dodgers to pitch in a game in 2023, Cyr was No. 22.

But two days later, Cyr landed on the injured list with a right shoulder impingement, making room on the active roster for Bobby Miller’s major league debut. On May 26, the Dodgers transferred Cyr to the 60-day injured list to make roster room for Zack Burdi, who was claimed off waivers from the Rays.

That shoulder injury sidelined Cyr for three months. He made one rehab appearance in the Arizona Complex League on August 12, then pitched three rehab games for Oklahoma City. But that was it for the right-hander this season, as he remained on the 60-day injured list through nearly all of October.

2023 particulars

Age: 30

Stats: 2 games, 1⅔ IP, 0.00 ERA, 1 hit, 2 strikeouts

Salary: unknown

Game of the year

In Cyr’s first game with the Dodgers, on May 19 in St. Louis against the Cardinals, he pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out a 5-0 win. Cyr struck out Nolan Arenado, and got a groundout and flyout to end the game.

Roster status

Cyr cleared waivers and was sent outright to the minors on October 31, removing him from the 40-man roster. On November 6, he became a minor league free agent.