Dodgers Outright Alfredo Silverio to Triple-A

The Dodgers have outrighted outfielder Alfredo Silverio to Triple-A Albuquerque, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. The Dodgers now have four openings on their 40-man roster.

Silverio, considered one of the organization's better outfield prospects a year ago, was seriously injured during a car accident in his native Dominican Republic on January 23. Silverio missed the entire 2012 season because of the injuries he sustained in the crash including a severe concussion and damage to his throwing elbow, which required Tommy John surgery in May.

The 24-year-old was coming off a breakthrough season in 2011 when he hit .306/.340/.542 with 16 homers and 90 runs scored for Double-A Chattanooga. 

 

 


11 Responses to Dodgers Outright Alfredo Silverio to Triple-A Leave a Reply

  1. Alfredo Silverio baseball reference page doesn’t exist as of this moment.

  2. No harm, no foul for the Dodgers. He wouldn’t be taken (if eligible) in the Rule V draft because nobody would take such a gamble on him to keep him on the 25-man roster. Might as well use that spot for someone who might have been selected.

    • Pootamis 3 years ago

      i don’t know a teams that need outfield help could pick him up in the draft

      • thomas1911 3 years ago

        Maybe. But he missed all of last year and is out till June of this year. He has a long road ahead of him, doubt someone takes him and keeps him all year

        • Thats what the Rays thought after Josh Hamilton was cleared to play after his suspension was lifted.

          • thomas1911 3 years ago

            I understand your point and thought process, but this is a very different situation. Silverio has missed over a year of baseball and will be out until at least June. It wasn’t because of substance abuse, but rather because of a situation that he easily could have been killed. I don’t know the rules for a rule 5 guy to be kept when he is going to start the year on the DL, but to commit one of 25 spot to a player who hasn’t played baseball in over a year, will not be ready for the 1st two months of the srason(minimum) and hasn’t played above AA ball is quite risky

  3. Pootamis 3 years ago

    Yankees will take him if you don’t want him

  4. You Know Who 3 years ago

    Someone will take a chance on him

  5. Derek 3 years ago

    Silverio is a pretty talented prospect. Don’t understand why they don’t just put him on the 40 man and then 60 day dl him? Rather than possibly lose him.

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