Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Dodger Seanez A Nice Guy by Many, but Cut from Few

Get it? "Seanez / Seen-as"? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

According to Tony Jackson, Rudy Seanez has been cut:

The move was made last night when the team arrived in Los Angeles. This is a bit of a shocker. He wasn't having a great spring. He had a 7.71 ERA in five appearances, but most of us had simply assumed he was on the team. Rudy had considered retirement a year ago before the Dodgers signed him to a minor-league deal, and he was going to retire last spring if he hadn't made the team, so my guess is that's what he'll do now. He's 38 and has had a nice career, in the majors off and on since 1989.... That probably means Chin-lung Hu makes the club as an extra infielder and a hedge in case both Nomar and Kent start the season on the DL. Rudy had a $550,000 base salary and a $150,000 roster bonus, which basically meant it would cost the Dodgers only $550,000 if they released him before opening day. But because they released him before Friday, the deadline for requesting unconditional release waivers, the club only owes him 45 days' pay, which according to my calculations is $137,500.