Scott has been very effective as a left-handed arm out of the 'pen. He's had two straight season of an ERA under 2.50, and strikes out almost a batter an inning. Unfortunately, he went down late last season due to elbow problems, and had to go under the knife for a cleanup in early September. According to recent reports, Elbert should be on track to be ready to pitch at the start of Spring Training next year.
Will he be ready to be our primary lefty arm? Only time will tell.
At the moment, the Dodgers lack some depth when it comes to left-handers in the bullpen. The only other option we have right now is recent draftee Paco Rodriquez, so it figures that the Dodgers might still be looking for another arm to fill that potential hole. On the other hand, Paco looked good in the 11 games he pitched last season, so maybe we have a solution right in our own backyard.
Featured here is a 2005 Topps Pristine autographed card of Scott Elbert in my collection.
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