Goeddel gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two over 1.2 scoreless innings in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Giants. Goeddel has been quite the find for the Dodgers, going 13 consecutive outings without allowing a run. The 29-year-old has 16 strikeouts over those 14.1 innings, but he also has issued seven free passes as well, a pitching style that could hurt him down the road if he can't keep the walks in check. Goeddel hasn't been used in many high-pressure situations during his impressive run, and he should remain in middle relief moving forward.
Goeddel was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on Friday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Goeddel had a 1.23 ERA and 1.23 WHIP with nine strikeouts over 7.1 innings before being designated for assignment by the Mariners on Wednesday, so it isn't overly surprising he didn't make it through waivers unclaimed. The 29-year-old will likely settle into a low-leverage role in the Dodgers bullpen for now.
Goeddel was designated for assignment Wednesday. Goeddel had posted a 1.23 ERA in 7.1 innings for the Mariners so far this season, but somebody had to be removed from the 40-man roster in order to make room for Christian Bergman, who is set to make a spot start Wednesday. Goeddel has probably done enough to get claimed off waivers and fill a low-leverage role in another team's bullpen, but if not, he'll remain organizational depth for the Mariners.
Goeddel (2-0) fired two scoreless frames in an extra-innings win over the Rangers on Tuesday, issuing three walks, uncorking a wild pitch and recording two strikeouts. Goeddel struggled with his control, leading to him throwing an elevated 46 pitches. However, the 29-year-old right-hander was able to wiggle out of any potential trouble on his way to a third consecutive scoreless effort and second straight of the multi-inning variety. Goeddel has shown some nice strikeout upside over his first five outings, generating nine whiffs over the 7.1 innings encompassing that stretch.
Goeddel struck out three over 1.2 scoreless innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday. Just called up from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, the 29-year-old right-hander was put right to work and responded in stellar fashion. Goeddel got some valuable outs for manager Scott Servais after another abbreviated Mike Leake start, retiring five Angels on an efficient 24 pitches. The strong performance was an extension of the success Goeddel had been enjoying with the Rainiers, for which he'd posted nine scoreless frames before his promotion.