Dodgers: Assessing the Team’s Left-Handed Pitching Depth
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Tony Cingrani has long been looking for his health. Last season it was a haunting shoulder injury that prevented him from throwing and just a few months later, that issue appears to be creeping back.
The Dodgers shut Cingrani down and effectively removed a left-handed reliever from their mix of options.
So, where does that leave LA?
One reliever down in a system of ‘play the next man up’ has Los Angeles simply trying to find the guy to take Cingrani’s role.
Last year, the team released the also oft-injured lefty Adam Liberatore, traded away Alex Wood and lost Edward Paredes to free agency.
So, with some system shifting and some ailments, let’s take a look at the Dodgers lefty options for the bullpen following the injury to Cingrani.