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Brady Clark DFA’ed

The Dodgers DFA’ed former Red Brady Clark.  They had signed Clark to a one-year, $3.9M deal this past off-season.  Clark, 34, was hitting .224, .308, .293 in 58 AB this season. 

Some people bring up Clark in support of giving a full-time job to Ryan Freel or Norris Hopper, but I’ve always seen a danger in these late-bloomer guys (Clark was 28 in his first full season in the bigs; Freel was 27; Hopper is 28).  They can be very useful for a while, but they’re always overachieving, so as soon as their talent drops off a little, they have a really hard time keeping up.  The trick, as always, is getting them for their good years, and getting out in time. 

10 thoughts on “Brady Clark DFA’ed

  1. If he gets released, he wouldn’t be a bad minimal salary pick-up as long as health is an issue with the Reds’ outfielders.

  2. Wouldn’t it be odd if Bowden picked him up despite the fact he isn’t a “five tool player?”

  3. Let’s take a flyer on Clark and hope someone DFA’s a catcher who can hit his own weight.

  4. They traded for Clark in the offseason, who was already under contract by the Brewers. They got a bunch of cash to cover the 3.9 mil figure…otherwise I doubt they’d have cut bait on a 4 million FA two months in the season after giving him 58 ABs.

  5. The need him back! He had absolutely the coolest theme song when he came to bat: “Shakedown Street” by the Grateful Dead.

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