Los Angeles Dodgers Place 7-Year Veteran Pitcher On Waivers

Left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek's journey with the Los Angeles Dodgers has taken another turn as he has been designated for assignment by the team.

Kolarek, who signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers in December, made a brief return to the majors this week and pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in a game.

Despite his solid performance, it seems that his second stint with the Dodgers is coming to an end.

Kolarek had an impressive run during the 2019-2020 seasons, where he played a crucial role in the Dodgers' successful quest for the World Series championship.

Over 32 innings, he boasted an impressive 0.84 ERA. However, his fortunes took a downturn after being traded to the Oakland A's in February 2021, struggling with a 5.74 ERA over 26.2 innings.

Now, after being designated for assignment, Kolarek will go through the process of clearing waivers.

If he goes unclaimed, he will have the option to choose between electing free agency or accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his immediate future, Kolarek's talent and previous accomplishments make him a solid asset.

It remains to be seen where his journey will take him next, but he will continue to provide pitching depth, whether it be with the Dodgers' minor league affiliate in Oklahoma City or another opportunity that may arise. Photo Credit:  Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports