McAllister signed with the Dodgers on a minor-league deal Monday. McAllister will head to Triple-A Oklahoma City in attempt to prove himself worthy of a September callup. He has a 6.20 ERA in 45 innings with the Indians and Tigers this season but posted ERAs no higher than 3.44 in each of the past three seasons. At just 30 years old, he may be able to recapture some of his previous form, though he's unlikely to earn anything more than a low-leverage relief role.
McAllister cleared waivers and elected free agency Tuesday. McAllister will look for a major-league opportunity elsewhere after being designated for assignment by the Tigers over the weekend and subsequently clearing waivers. The 30-year-old owns an unsightly 6.20 ERA across 45 big-league innings this season (between the Tigers and Indians).
McAllister was designated for assignment by the Tigers following Saturday's game. The 30-year-old essentially pitched his way off the roster Thursday (less than a week after he signed a major-league contract), allowing five runs on five hits -- including a homer -- in just one-third of an inning. He refused an outright assignment and was released after being DFA'd by the Indians earlier this month, and that seems likely to happen again this time around.
McAllister signed a major-league contract with the Tigers on Friday. McAllister was released by Cleveland on Tuesday but didn't have to wait long before finding another suitor. The 40-year-old has struggled to a 4.97 ERA in 41.2 innings this season, but his ERAs in the previous three seasons were solid at 3.00, 3.44 and 2.61. Jacob Turner was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
McAllister was designated for assignment by the Indians on Friday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. McAllister had been a quality reliever for the Indians over the past three seasons -- 2.99 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 10.0 K/9 -- but the team needed room on the 40-man roster with the return of Andrew Miller (knee) from the disabled list. The 30-year-old McAllister has spent all eight of his major-league seasons with the Indians, but his 4.97 ERA and 7.3 K/9 this season made him a disposable piece of the bullpen.
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