Colorado Rockies Place Former Cy-Young Candidate On Waivers

It's all been downhill for Dinelson Lamet after finishing fourth in Cy-Young voting in 2020 with the San Diego Padres.

The Colorado Rockies have made the decision to designate right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet for assignment.

This move comes as a result of Lamet's ongoing struggles throughout the season, failing to find success as both a starter and a reliever.

Lamet, who, as previously mentioned had a breakout year with the San Diego Padres in 2020, has been hampered by injuries and has seen a decline in performance since being traded to the Milwaukee Brewers and subsequently claimed off waivers by the Rockies.

In his recent outing against the Atlanta Braves, Lamet had a difficult time on the mound, giving up eight runs on just five hits.

This poor performance caused his season ERA to soar to 11.57, ultimately resulting in him losing his spot on the team.

While his impressive statistics in Triple-A, boasting a 0.84 ERA and 0.69 WHIP, may increase his chances of being claimed by another team, Lamet's major-league value remains low until he can consistently deliver positive results.

If Lamet successfully clears waivers, he will have the option to explore free agency while still receiving his owed salary.

It remains uncertain what his next move will be and whether he will accept an assignment to the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate or seek opportunities elsewhere.

The Rockies have not announced who might replace Lamet in the team's rotation, but they have recalled reliever Gavin Hollowell from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move. Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports