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Dodgers place George Sherrill on outright waivers

Jul 14, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

As first reported by Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, the Dodgers have placed left-handed reliever George Sherrill on outright waivers.

The 29 other teams in Major League Baseball have until Friday to claim him, but it’s highly doubtful that any club will step forward.

Sherrill, 33, posted a depressing 7.32 ERA and 2.24 WHIP in 19.2 innings this season for the Dodgers and is still owed around $2 million.  Opposing batters hit .337/441/.566 against him.

He will almost certainly pass through waivers and end up back in the Dodgers’ system, probably at Triple-A Albuquerque. 

Sherill had a 1.70 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 69 innings between Los Angeles and Baltimore last season before signing a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Dodgers in mid-January that allowed both sides to avoid an often-tumultuous salary arbitration hearing.

  1. JBerardi - Jul 14, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    But… but… but… he was a Proven Closer™! How could this happen?

  2. Sign Ahead - Jul 15, 2010 at 1:19 AM

    I think 7.32 is still lower than the Diamondbacks’ bullpen ERA for the last few weeks. Maybe he’ll find a home in Arizona.

  3. Pisano - Jul 16, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Don’t be surprised if the Red Sox give him a whirl . They’ve given just about everyone else a shot !

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