Dodgers find no takers for pitcher Yaisel Sierra

Baseball Baseball insiders were buzzing about Cuban pitcher Yaisel Sierra during the offseason.The right-hander with the 96 mph fastball defected from Cuba last year, and declared Sierra a free agent in December. During the offseason, Sierra reportedly wowed scouts when he pitched at an exhibition event in front of some 350 scouts and other baseball executives. MORE: Oops. Worst mid-season trades in the American LeagueSo when the Dodgers signed Sierra to a six-year, $30 million deal in February, it seemed like a shrewd move to many, certainly to executives in the Dodgers organization. But after the 25-year-old pitcher stumbled to a terrible start (a 7.14 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 49 innings) with the Dodgers Single-A affiliate in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the Dodgers on Sunday outrighted him off the club's 40-man roster to the minor leagues.But to do t

hat, the Dodgers had to take a gamble that no other club would claim him off waivers.MORE: Vin Scully - Hall of Fame broadcaster, terrible scoutNo other team did, given Sierra's horrific start — not to mention the fact he is still owed $23.5 million from that still-fresh contract.So Sierra will remain with the Dodgers organization, although some fans have already given up on [email protected] sierra signing was horrible maybe he should try being a relief pitcher— #VoteCoreySeager (@Chewy714) July 3, 2016

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