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Matt West | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Tigers released RHP Matt West.
The former second-round pick of the Rangers has made five appearances in the MLB, and spent the 2017 season in Japan. Mar 28 - 8:00 PM

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Tigers signed RHP Matt West to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old former second-round pick of the Rangers has made just five career appearances at the major league level and he spent the 2017 season in Japan. West will act as minor league bullpen depth for Detroit.
Jan 24 - 3:26 PM

Dodgers released RHP Matt West.

West, 27, posted a 2.33 ERA at Triple-A Oklahoma City, but it wasn't enough to earn a September promotion. He'll look for another minor league deal this winter.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:38:00 PM

Dodgers reassigned RHP Matt West to minor league camp.

West appeared in two games last season for the Dodgers and posted a 3.54 ERA and 55/17 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings in the minors. The 27-year-old is organizational bullpen depth.
Wed, Mar 23, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Dodgers re-signed RHP Matt West to a minor league contract.

West made two scoreless relief appearances this summer for the Dodgers. He spent the majority of the season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. Consider the 27-year-old organizational bullpen depth.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 11:26:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 08:20:00 AM

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.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 06:14:00 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.
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 04:54:00 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.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 06:53:00 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.
Mon, Jun 1, 2015 05:17:00 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.
Sun, May 31, 2015 12:15:00 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.
Mon, May 4, 2015 05:05:00 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.
Sat, May 2, 2015 09:30:00 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.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 08:51:00 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.
Mon, Jan 5, 2015 05:49:00 PM