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Dodgers reliever George Sherrill goes unclaimed on waivers

Jul 20, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

As expected, George Sherrill has cleared waivers after the Dodgers made him available to any team willing to absorb the rest of his $4.5 million salary.
For now he remains in the Dodgers’ bullpen, allowing one run in two-thirds of an inning yesterday, but they’re free to remove him from the 40-man roster and demote him to the minors. Sherrill can refuse the minor-league assignment, but doing so would mean forfeiting about $2 million and … well, that’s not going to happen.
Acquired from the Orioles just before last season’s trade deadline for prospects Josh Bell and Steve Johnson, he posted a 0.65 ERA in 27.2 innings down the stretch for the Dodgers.
However, he struggled in the playoffs, allowing four runs in 4.1 innings while walking four and uncorking three wild pitches, and the 33-year-old left-hander has a 7.48 ERA and ugly 12/17 K/BB ratio in 21.2 innings this season.

  1. Philip P - Jul 20, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Just to clarify, Sherrill can refuse the minor league assignment as a player with 5 years experience. If he does, the Dodgers would then have to choose between keeping him or releasing him while still paying his salary.

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