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Dodgers release veteran reliever Mike MacDougal

May 14, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

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This is a tough day to be a 35-year-old reliever who can’t throw strikes.

First the Cardinals released left-hander J.C. Romero and now the Dodgers have released right-hander Mike MacDougal, whom they designated for assignment last week.

MacDougal had a nice-looking 2.05 ERA in 69 appearances for Los Angeles last season, but it came along with a 41/29 K/BB ratio in 57 innings that suggested he was more lucky than good. He allowed five runs in 5.2 innings this season before the Dodgers decided to cut bait.

  1. lanflfan - May 14, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Never should have resigned him in the first place with the abundance of young (and cheap) arms.

  2. Jonny 5 - May 14, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    Nothing to see here Amaro. Just keep on walking.

  3. mlenenski - May 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Royals will probably sign him….

  4. zaro11 - May 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    He will be the Mets closer soon…

  5. micker716 - May 14, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Magic is making his presence felt.

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