Steve Dilbeck sums it up nicely:
One year you’re the opening day starting shortstop. The next you’re designated for assignment.Best of luck to Sellblock.
Welcome to the world of Justin Sellers, who was DFA’d on Saturday when the Dodgers officially signed Cuban infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena.
Sellers could field but not hit (.199 in parts of three seasons), and the Dodgers currently have their share of slick-fielding, questionable-hitting infielders, beginning now with Arruebarrena. And they just invested $25 million in him.
Sellers surprised most everyone with his hitting when first called up in the middle of the 2011 season, when he had a .278 average in his first 16 games. Alas, his offensive production had peaked.
Meanwhile, can we agree to call Arruebarrena "Arrow Borracho"?