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Matt West | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers sent RHP Matt West outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
West was removed from the 40-man roster last week in order to open up a spot for Brandon Beachy. He'll stick around as relief depth. Jul 17 - 8:20 AM

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Dodgers designated RHP Matt West for assignment.

The move opens up a roster spot for Brandon Beachy. Los Angeles acquired West in May after the Blue Jays designated him for assignment. He made two appearances for the Dodgers, scattering two hits over three scoreless innings. The 26-year-old will hope to catch on somewhere else.
Jul 11 - 6:14 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Matt West to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

West tossed three scoreless relief innings over the weekend, but the Dodgers needed a fresh arm. He'll get another shot at some point.
Jun 22 - 4:54 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Matt West from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Josh Ravin has pitched four times in the last six days so the Dodgers want to give him some rest. West was called up late last month but didn't appear in any games. He's posted a 3.09 ERA across 18 minor league outings this season.
Jun 20 - 6:53 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Matt West to Double-A Tulsa.

West was only up for a day and didn't appear in a game. David Huff has taken his spot on the roster.
Jun 1 - 5:17 PM

Dodgers recalled RHP Matt West from Double-A Tulsa.

Acquired from the Blue Jays earlier this month, West has put up a 1.46 ERA and 28/8 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll be used in middle relief.
May 31 - 12:15 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Matt West from the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.

West had been designated for assignment. The 26-year-old holds a nice 17/4 K/BB ratio while allowing only one unearned run over 12 1/3 relief innings at Double-A this season.
May 4 - 5:05 PM

Blue Jays designated RHP Matt West for assignment.

The 26-year-old hurler is a former second-round pick but has dealt with many injuries throughout the year and has yet to pitch in 2015. It's unlikely that he's claimed on waivers and should remain in the Blue Jays organization.
May 2 - 9:30 AM

Blue Jays claimed RHP Matt West off waivers from the Rangers.

The 26-year-old made his major league debut in 2014, tossing four innings for the Rangers. The former second-round pick had a 3.34 ERA in the minors and could jockey for a spot in the Jays' bullpen this spring.
Jan 14 - 8:51 PM

Rangers designated RHP Matt West for assignment.

West loses his 40-man spot to Adam Rosales, who was re-signed on Monday. The 26-year-old right-hander, a converted infielder, missed nearly all of the 2013 season following Tommy John surgery and returned to post a 3.34 ERA on the farm in 2014. Better pitchers have passed through waivers untouched recently.
Jan 5 - 5:49 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Matt West to Triple-A Round Rock.

West gave up three earned runs on six hits and a walk in four innings of relief for Texas. The 25-year-old right-hander has been pretty good this season at the Triple-A level and may get another shot soon.
Mon, Jul 21, 2014 03:32:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Matt West from Triple-A Round Rock.

West, 25, owns a 3.13 ERA and 38/10 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Matt West to High-A Myrtle Beach.

West missed nearly all of the 2013 season following Tommy John surgery and has accumulated just 47 1/3 career innings since being converted from infielder to pitcher. The Rangers still think he has upside, but the 25-year-old is going to need to move quickly.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Matt West from the 60-day disabled list.

West, 23, didn't pitch at all this season because he was in rehab mode from Tommy John surgery. He'll attempt to get his career back on track next year.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 02:31:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Matt West to High-A Myrtle Beach and RHP Roman Mendez to Double-A Frisco.

West is out until midseason while recovering from Tommy John surgery, while Mendez is a nice relief prospect but one that isn't close to being big-league ready.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 08:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mat Latos
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Carlos Frias
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
9Brandon McCarthy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Chris Hatcher
5Pedro Baez
6Jim Johnson
7Juan Nicasio
8Yimi Garcia
9Luis Avilan
10Zach Lee