Dodgers Designate Erik Goeddel For Assignment

In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers announced Tuesday evening that right-handed reliever, Erik Goeddel, was to be designated for assignment. The move comes after Goeddel being claimed by Los Angeles off the waivers of the Seattle Mariners in mid-May of 2018.

The soon-to-be 30 year old reliever pitched 29.1 innings for the Dodgers in 26 appearances, as Goeddel had his share of battles with injury during his tenure with LA. Nonetheless, Goeddel posted a respectable 3.38 ERA and served as the anchor in the Dodgers’ bullpen for a period of time. When almost every Dodgers’ reliever seemed like something was off, Erik Goeddel was on, posting a 14.1 inning scoreless streak from May 19th through June 17th.

Should Goeddel clear waivers, he could be rejoin the Dodgers outside of the 40-man roster. However, with the importance of relief pitching in today’s game, it seems unlikely that Goeddel won’t be claimed by an opposing organization.

Goeddel has played for three different teams since his Major League debut in 2014 with the New York Mets. In 2018, Goeddel spent time with both the Mariners and the Dodgers, following his four seasons with New York. Erik Goeddel’s acquisition by the Dodgers came only a few days after the Dodgers’ signing of his younger brother, Tyler Goeddel, to a minor league contract. Tyler Goeddel split time between the Dodgers’ AA and AAA teams in 2018, while his older brother Erik played for the Major League team.

Arrick Joel has covered the Dodgers since 2017, and for Dodgers-LowDown since 2018. Follow @ArrickJoel and @DodgersLowDown on Twitter for more.