Liberatore underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and faces a six-to-eight week recovery, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. Liberatore is currently a free agent after being released by the Dodgers earlier this month. He expects to be fully recovered and with a new organization prior to spring training. Across 17 appearances with Los Angeles in 2018, he posted a 2.77 ERA and 1.38 WHIP.
Liberatore was cut loose by the Dodgers on Wednesday. Liberatore was released by the organization after being designated for assignment last week. He logged a 2.77 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 12:8 K:BB across 13 innings of relief for Los Angeles this year. He will look to latch on with another club before the end of the 2018 campaign.
Liberatore was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Friday, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Liberatore was cast off the 40-man roster in order to make room for the recently acquired Ryan Madson, who was traded to the Dodgers from Washington on Friday. In 17 appearances with the big-league team this year, Liberatore has posted a 2.77 ERA and 1.38 WHIP but hasn't pitched for the Dodgers since June. He will be subject to waivers, but is set to remain with Triple-A Oklahoma City if he goes unclaimed.
Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. Liberatore figures to be used in a relief role during his next stint in the big leagues. He's posted a 3.38 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with eight strikeouts across 12 appearances out of the bullpen.
Liberatore was optioned down to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. Liberatore spent the last month at the major-league level, appearing in 12 games out of the Dodgers bullpen. During those outings, he logged a 3.38 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in eight innings of relief. In a corresponding move, Tony Cingrani (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.