Fields signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers and will join Triple-A Nashville on Saturday. Fields played a fairly significant role out of the Dodgers' bullpen last year, racking up eight holds and even a couple saves when Kenley Jansen was unavailable. The Dodgers then gave Fields a one-year, $2.65 million deal to avoid arbitration in the winter, but two months later, he was released outright. If he can get back on track with Nashville, Fields could get a look in a Rangers bullpen that has a collective 4.62 ERA.
Fields was released by the Brewers on Tuesday. Fields has now been released by both the Dodgers and Brewers this season. He allowed eight runs (seven earned) in 7.2 innings for Triple-A San Antonio but had an ERA under 3.00 in each of the last two seasons with the Dodgers, so it's still possible that he's pitching in a big-league bullpen somewhere soon.
Fields signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday. Fields will join the Brewers in major-league camp after being designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Dodgers earlier in the month. He's expected to open the season in the minors, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, but seeing as the veteran reliever owns a 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 115:34 K:BB across 117.1 innings over the last three seasons, he should eventually factor into the bullpen picture for Milwaukee.
Fields was released by the Dodgers on Sunday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Fields agreed to a one-year, $2.65 million deal in January to avoid arbitration, but the Dodgers designated him for assignment on Thursday. The veteran right-hander apparently went unclaimed on waivers, so the team opted to grant his release rather than send him to the minors. Fields had a 2.61 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 115:34 K:BB across 117.1 innings with the Dodgers over the last three seasons.
Fields has been designated for assignment. The Dodgers claimed soft-tossing southpaw Donnie Hart off waivers, and Fields will be the roster casualty. He logged a 2.20 ERA in 41 innings last year, but his 4.61 xFIP suggests he was very fortunate.
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