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Scott Elbert | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/13/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Scott Elbert has elected to become a free agent.
Elbert had the right to choose free agency after being outrighted off the Dodgers' 40-man roster. The southpaw appeared in seven games at the major league level this season after missing all of 2013 with elbow issues. Nov 3 - 4:55 PM

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Dodgers purchased the contract of LHP Scott Elbert from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Elbert hasn't pitched in the majors in two years following three surgeries on his left elbow. He's put up a 4.91 ERA with 15 strikeouts over 14 2/3 innings this season at Albuquerque. The Dodgers won't use him in high-leverage situations.
Sep 12 - 5:39 PM

Dodgers sent LHP Scott Elbert outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Elbert had been designated for assignment, but he's cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The lefty has posted a 4.26 ERA over 15 rehab appearances while working his way back from elbow surgery.
Jul 31 - 9:01 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Scott Elbert from the 60-day disabled list; designated him for assignment.

Elbert's career has been sabotaged by injuries, as he's had three elbow surgeries since his last big league appearance in 2012 and also missed a year in the minors due to shoulder surgery. The lefty has posted a 4.26 ERA over 15 rehab appearances while working his way back from his latest operation, and the Dodgers have apparently decided just to cut bait. He's 28 and throws left-handed, so someone will give him a shot.
Jul 29 - 10:02 PM

Scott Elbert (elbow) has had his minor league rehab assignment at High-A Rancho Cucamonga shut down for the next week due to soreness in a toe on his left foot.

Elbert is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery. With this setback, he won't be an option to rejoin the Dodgers bullpen until after the All-Star break.
Jul 5 - 2:47 PM

Scott Elbert (elbow) threw a perfect rehab inning at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday night.

It was Elbert's second rehab appearance and he was sharp, striking out two of the three batters he faced. The left-hander is on his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and will likely spend another couple weeks on the farm before the Dodgers consider him for a bullpen spot. He also had an appendectomy in January.
Jun 21 - 10:38 PM

Scott Elbert (appendectomy, elbow) threw off a bullpen mound Saturday at Dodger Stadium.

Elbert is making slow but steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and a January 28 appendectomy. He is on the 60-day disabled list and there is no timetable for his return.
Apr 12 - 6:31 PM

Scott Elbert (appendectomy, elbow) threw off a mound Friday.

It's the first time he's done so since undergoing an appendectomy on January 28. Elbert is on the 60-day disabled list, but that's because he's recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be out until midseason.
Feb 28 - 1:08 PM

Scott Elbert revealed Sunday that he had an appendectomy on January 28.

Elbert was placed on the 60-day DL Saturday as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The appendectomy will delay his rehab a bit, as he'll miss a couple weeks of throwing. Regardless, the Dodgers aren't counting on seeing him until the second half of the season.
Feb 9 - 10:00 AM

Dodgers placed LHP Scott Elbert on the 60-day disabled list.

The move was made to make room for newly signed Paul Maholm on the 40-man roster. Elbert is still recovering from Tommy John surgery last June, so the designation does nothing to his timetable. Last month Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he believes Elbert could be ready to return as soon as July.
Feb 8 - 7:15 PM

Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti believes that Scott Elbert (elbow) could be ready to return by July.

Elbert underwent Tommy John surgery last June, so that would put him around a year out from the procedure. The 28-year-old left-hander compiled a 2.32 ERA in 90 relief appearances from 2011-2012, so he could still be a useful bullpen piece for Los Angeles.
Jan 8 - 1:16 PM

Dodgers agreed to terms with LHP Scott Elbert on a one-year contract.

Elbert had Tommy John surgery in June, so he would have been let go if he didn't agree to a cheap one-year deal before the tender deadline. The oft-injured southpaw might be back to help the Dodgers after the All-Star break, but it's not something they'll be counting on.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 04:47:00 PM

Scott Elbert will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

Elbert had a pair of surgeries on his elbow over the offseason, but obviously neither of them wound up working. The Dodgers are giving him a 12-16 month timetable, so it's possible he could miss all of 2014, as well.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:09:00 PM

Scott Elbert (elbow) underwent an MRI on Tuesday.

Elbert was shut down from his rehab assignment earlier this week after his surgically-repaired left elbow did not respond well to pitching in back-to-back outings at Double-A Chattanooga. The 27-year-old left-hander had been on track to rejoin the Dodgers later this month.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:33:00 AM

Scott Elbert (elbow) has been shut down from his rehab assignment.

Elbert's twice-surgically-repaired left elbow didn't respond well to back-to-back outings with Double-A Chattanooga. The left-hander will be examined on Tuesday by Dr. Neal ElAttrache before the Dodgers decide what next to do with him.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 07:42:00 PM

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