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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 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

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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

Rangers prospect right-hander Matt West (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday.

West, 23, hasn't pitched at all this season due to elbow problems. Unfortunately 2013 will also be a lost year for him.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 07:10:00 PM

Rangers' prospect right-hander Matt West (elbow) is scheduled to resume throwing next week.

West was shut down during spring training after spraining the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The Rangers are hoping he'll be able to avoid Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 05:57:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHPs Matt West and Wilmer Font to Class A Myrtle Beach.

The Rangers also reassigned right-hander Fabio Castillo to minor league camp. West is currently rehabbing a sprained ligament in his elbow while Font missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 03:24:00 PM

Matt West sprained the UCL in his right elbow and will be shut down for six weeks of strengthening.

West made the transition from third baseman to power reliever in 2011 and posted a combined 3.00 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 24 relief appearances between Low-A Spokane and High-A Myrtle Beach. If no significant progress is determined after six weeks, Tommy John surgery will likely become the next option.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 03:53:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of RHP Matt West from High-A Myrtle Beach.

West, who turns 23 next week, made the transition from third baseman to power reliever this season, posting a 3.00 ERA and a stunning 35/1 K/BB ratio over 27 innings between Low-A Spokane and High-A Myrtle Beach. The 2007 second-round pick sits in the mid-90s with his fastball and could improve his stock even more in 2012.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 01:58:00 AM

MLB suspended infielder Matt West for 50 games after he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

West, a second-round pick in this year's draft, hit .301/.397/.388 in 103 at-bats for the Rookie AZL Rangers. He'll be sidelined into next May.
Thu, Aug 30, 2007 04:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Alex Guerrero
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
3Chris Heisey
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Yimi Garcia
8Adam Liberatore
9Juan Nicasio
10Pedro Baez