Season in review about nothing: Sergio Santos, ‘The Merv Griffin Show.’

Sergio Santos

Sergio Santos held right-handed hitters to a .152 batting average, with 12 strikeouts in 33 at-bats. (Associated Press photo)

This is Part 41 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.

Sergio Santos, RP

Key stats: 0-0, 4.73 ERA in 12 games

Seinfeld episode: “The Merv Griffin Show” (Season 9, Episode 6)

Key quote: “They must be throwing it out. This stuff belongs in the Smithsonian!”

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Dodgers lose Sergio Santos to free agency, retain David Huff.

David Huff and Sergio Santos were both outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City after clearing waivers. Huff accepted the assignment and Santos did not, electing instead to become a free agent.

Huff, a 30-year-old left-hander, has appeared in six games (two starts) at Triple-A and three games (one start) for the Dodgers this season.

Santos, a 31 year-old right-hander, had a 4.73 earned-run average (13 ⅓ IP, 7 ER) in 12 games out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season.

Dodgers add Sergio Santos, option Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A, designate Xavier Cedeno.

Sergio Santos

Sergio Santos was able to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Dodgers May 1. (Associated Press photo)

SAN DIEGO — Xavier Cedeno, like Daniel Corcino, Ryan Dennick, Ryan Webb and David Huff before him, did not last long on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. Cedeno, whom the Dodgers acquired from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations Wednesday, was designated for assignment Friday.

Sergio Santos has a fairly easy act to follow.

Santos, the veteran right-hander from Hacienda Heights, was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster and was brought up for tonight’s game against the Padres. He’ll wear number 26 and should be a fairly attractive bullpen option for Don Mattingly tonight. The Dodgers’ other relievers threw 10 ⅓ innings during the three-game series against the Giants that concluded Thursday, losing two games and blowing one save.

Mike Bolsinger, who started Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Santos on the 25-man roster. The Dodgers will carry eight relievers tonight and likely tomorrow, until they need a fifth starter to fill the “TBA” slot listed next to Sunday’s game in San Diego.
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Dodgers option Carlos Frias to Triple-A after a long 24 hours.

Carlos FriasDodgers pitcher Carlos Frias said he went to bed Tuesday night believing he would start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.


Frias learned Wednesday morning that he had been recalled to take the roster spot of pitcher David Huff, who was designated for assignment after Tuesday’s game. He flew from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles and did not arrive until 4:30 p.m. He wasn’t able to stretch with his teammates on the field.

“Very long day,” he said.

Thursday, Frias was optioned back to Triple-A.

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