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Los Angeles Dodgers Call Up RHP Dinelson Lamet

 dreamco  |    Apr 3rd, 2024 8:08am EDT

The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract and called up right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet, Robert Murray of FanSided reported on April 1.

He is not currently on the 40-man roster and the Dodgers have not made a corresponding move with their official roster as of yet.

Lamet, 31, was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and has played six seasons in Major League Baseball with the San Diego Padres in 2017 and from 2019-22, the Colorado Rockies from 2022-23, and the Boston Red Sox in 2023. 

Lamet signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on February 5. 

He elected free agency on August 14, 2023, when he was with Triple-A Worcester in the Red Sox organization. 

In spring training with the blue and white, Lamet posted a 2.45 ERA in four games out of the bullpen, throwing 3.2 innings and allowing three hits, one earned run, one walk, and five strikeouts before being promoted to the bigs. 

During the 2023-24 LIDOM season with the Aguilas Cibaenas, he posted a 1-1 record with a 5.21 ERA. He pitched 19 innings in six starts, allowing 15 hits, 11 earned runs, 15 walks, 14 strikeouts, and a 1.579 WHIP. 

Last season, Lamet began the first month of 2023 by landing on the 15-day injured list with lower back stiffness on May 4, 2023. 

Lamet started in three games with Triple-A Albuquerque in his rehab assignment when he was sent by the Rockies organization on May 16, 2023. He had a 0.84 ERA, throwing 10.2 innings, allowing six hits, one earned run, one walk, and 11 strikeouts before he was activated by Colorado on May 31, 2023. 

In Denver, Lamet went 1-4 with an 11.57 ERA in 16 appearances and four starts, throwing 25.2 innings, allowing 38 hits, 33 earned runs, six home runs, 22 walks, 31 strikeouts, and a 2.338 WHIP before he was designated for assignment on June 17, 2023. 

Lamet was released by the Rockies on June 22, 2023, before he signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox on June 27, 2023, and was assigned to Triple-A Worcester. 

Lamet made five appearances and four starts in Worcester and posted a 3.72 ERA in 19.1 innings, allowing 17 hits, eight earned runs, four home runs, seven walks, 16 strikeouts, and a 1.241 WHIP before the Red Sox selected his contract on August 7, 2023. 

In Boston, Lamet made one appearance at home against the Kansas City Royals on August 8 and posted a 13.50 ERA, throwing two innings and allowing four hits, three earned runs, one home run, one walk, and one strikeout before he elected free agency. 

During the 2022 season, Lamet started in San Diego and was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on May 13, 2022, a month into the season. He appeared in 11 games out of the bullpen and threw 11.2 innings with a 0.77 ERA, going 0-1, allowing eight hits, one earned run, five walks, 18 strikeouts, and a 1.114 WHIP in two stints with the franchise.

Lamet was sent down to Double-A San Antonio on May 20, 2022, and appeared in six games out of the bullpen with a 3.86 ERA. He pitched seven innings, allowing 10 hits, three earned runs, two home runs, one walk, nine strikeouts, and a 1.571 WHIP before he was called up to Triple-A El Paso on June 12, 2022. 

Lamet was back and forth between Triple-A El Paso and the Padres during the majority of June and July. 

He went 0-1 during his time in San Diego in 13 appearances and threw 12.1 innings with a 9.49 ERA allowing 16 hits, 13 earned runs, two home runs, nine walks, 16 strikeouts, and a 2.027 WHIP before he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for left-handed pitcher closer Josh Hader going to San Diego in exchange for left-handed pitcher Taylor Rogers, second baseman Esteury Ruiz and left-handed pitcher Robert Gasser heading to Wisconsin. 

Lamet was designated for assignment by Milwaukee on August 3, 2022. Colorado later claimed him off waivers on August 5, 2022, and activated him to the roster on the same day. 

In the second half of the 2022 season in Denver, Lamet appeared in 19 games out of the bullpen, going 1-1 with a 4.05 ERA. He pitched 20 innings, allowing 14 hits, nine earned runs, two home runs, 10 walks, 29 strikeouts, and a 1.200 WHIP. 

During his six seasons in MLB, Lamet has a lifetime record of 17-24 with a 4.66 ERA. He threw 363.1 innings in 118 appearances and 60 starts, allowing 309 hits, 188 earned runs, 52 home runs, 168 walks, 471 strikeouts, and a 1.313 WHIP. 

Lamet’s injuries lingered with him in 2021, with his last full season in San Diego while landing on the 10-day injured list twice with a right forearm inflammation on April 22, 2021, and June 7, 2021. 

Lamet also landed on the 10-day injured list on April 1, 2021, after beginning the year recovering from a UCL sprain. 

Dodgers left-handed pitcher Alex Vesia is the only south-paw in their bullpen to start the 2024 season and with their arms, right-handed pitcher Brusdar Graterol and right-handed pitcher Blake Treinen both being on the 15-day injured list. 

Lamet will join right-handers Ryan Brasier, Joe Kelly, Michael Grove, and Daniel Hudson in the Dodgers bullpen at the beginning of 2024. 

Lament will have to remain healthy and also be in trust with manager Dave Roberts on where to use him in certain situations out of the bullpen to start the season in order for him to be in Chavez Ravine for the remainder of 2024. 

Notebook: Lamet threw the final two innings on Monday night at home and beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 to help the Dodgers advance their record to 6-2 to start the 2024 season. He allowed one walk and struck out one during his performance.