Dodgers pitcher Matt West has been hit in the face with a pitch before.

Rymer Liriano

Rymer Liriano was hospitalized Sunday after he was hit in the face by a Matt West fastball. (Screengrab courtesy of Deadspin)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dodgers pitcher Matt West doesn’t have to imagine himself in Rymer Liriano‘s shoes. He’s been there before.

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Season in review about nothing: Matt West, ‘The Junior Mint.’

Matt West

Matt West threw three innings for the Dodgers in 2015. (Los Angeles Dodgers on Twitter)


This is Part 55 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Matt West, RP

Key stats: 2 games, 0 runs allowed in 3 IP

Seinfeld episode: “The Junior Mint” (Season 4, Episode 20)

Key quote: “You don’t know my name, do you?”

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Dodgers extend non-roster invitations to 16 players.

Julio Urias

Dodgers prospect Julio Urias will participate in his first major league spring training camp in February. (Associated Press photo)


Here is the preliminary list of non-roster invitees to the Dodgers’ major league spring training camp:

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Dodgers option Josh Ravin, designate Matt West for assignment.

Needing to make room for Brandon Beachy, the Dodgers optioned pitcher Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City and designated pitcher Matt West for assignment.

Beachy, who starts tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, had been on the 60-day disabled list.

Paco Rodriguez might be hurt after all, and now he’s getting his elbow checked out.

Paco Rodriguez

The Dodgers placed Paco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow strain and recalled Matt West from Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Getty Images)


ST. LOUIS — Paco Rodriguez had a locker full of clothes in the visitors’ clubhouse at Busch Stadium, but he wasn’t there Sunday morning. So we were denied the chance to ask him about going on the 15-day disabled list with what the team is calling a strained left elbow.

Right-hander Matt West is up from Triple-A and wearing number 76. West is available out of the bullpen today; manager Don Mattingly described the 26-year-old as a possible multi-inning pitcher with a “live arm and good stuff.” That’s better than a dead arm, of course, and it seems Rodriguez might have one of those.

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