Geltz was suspended for 100 games due to his third positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Geltzjoined the Phillies on a minor-league deal in January in hopes of winning a bullpen spot, but now will be ineligble to pitch until late in the season.
Geltz agreed to a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. After latching on with the Dodgers prior to the 2017 campaign, Geltz proceeded to spend the entire season in the minors, posting a respectable 2.67 ERA and 29:12 K:BB across 27 innings of relief. He hasn't pitched in the majors since 2016 -- when he posted a 5.74 ERA across 26.2 innings with the Rays before being designated for assignment -- and figures to spend the year as organizational bullpen depth for the Phillies.
Geltz signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. Geltz went from a good year in 2015 to being DFA'd by the Rays and outrighted by the Brewers in 2016, in case you need a reminder of the volatility of relievers. Geltz will likely work as organizational depth for the Dodgers bullpen.
Geltz declined his assignment to Triple-A and elected to become a free agent on Wednesday. This was a weird string of events, as the Brewers claimed Adam Walker, then DFA'd him to claim Geltz, then lost Walker on waivers and will now lose Geltz to free agency after designating him for assignment. He will look to catch on elsewhere as bullpen depth for 2017.
Geltz was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. The Brewers claimed the right-hander off waivers less than a week ago, but it seems that his career 4.23 ERA out of major league bullpens wasn't up to snuff of a player the Brewers wanted on their 40-man roster. If he sticks in the organization, he'll likely act as organizational bullpen depth.
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