Dodgers Release Speedy Outfielder Following Brief Stint With Team

Outfielder Ben DeLuzio has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers in a recent move. D

Despite attending the Dodgers' camp as a non-roster invitee, DeLuzio was unable to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster.

His release came after the promotion of two promising outfield prospects, Jonny DeLuca and Andy Pages, from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A.

During his time at Triple-A with the Dodgers' affiliate, DeLuzio struggled at the plate, posting a disappointing .180 batting average (16-for-89) with a low OPS of .544. His high strikeout rate of 31.1% further contributed to his underwhelming performance.

The 28-year-old offers good speed and defensive versatility, however, with the ability to play all three outfield positions.

While his offensive upside may be questioned, his defensive prowess and speed make him a useful depth option for teams.

In the minor leagues last season, DeLuzio hit a solid .277 batting average with a .353 on-base percentage, nine home runs, 49 RBIs, and 30 stolen bases in 363 at-bats.

Despite his recent struggles, there is a possibility that DeLuzio may attract interest from other teams in need of outfield depth and may find a new opportunity in the near future. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports