Schuster signed a minor-league contract with the A's last week and was assigned to Triple-A Nashville. Schuster returns to Oakland's organization after being released by the Dodgers earlier this month. Through 17 relief appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, the lefty has compiled an unimpressive 6.16 ERA and .325 BAA, making him a long shot to earn a call-up this season. Schuster pitched in five games for the A's last season, allowing eight earned runs over 6.2 innings.
Schuster was released by the Dodgers on Thursday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. The Dodgers decided to cut ties with Schuster after he compiled a 6.16 ERA and 1.68 WHIP through 19 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 26-year-old saw some time in the majors last season, but his massive struggles (18.69 ERA and 8:10 K:BB through 8.2 innings) will likely ensure that he is nothing more than an organizational depth piece if he is able to catch on elsewhere.
Schuster signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Saturday. After seven seasons in the minor leagues, Schuster finally broke through to the majors in 2016, making 11 appearances between Oakland and Philadelphia. The results left a lot to be desired (18 earned runs in 8.2 innings), but Schuster posted a 1.21 ERA and 9.3 K/9 at the Triple-A level and will provide the Dodgers with quality organizational depth at the very least.
Schuster has elected free agency. Schuster was outrighted off the Phillies' roster last week. He had an 18.69 ERA in 8.2 innings between Oakland and Philadelphia this season, but was much better in the minors. He shouldn't have a problem finding an opportunity with another club this offseason.
Schuster was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday. Schuster was excellent as a reliever in the minors, but he simply couldn't get things going in the majors. The left-hander is only 25 years old, so he could garner some consideration in the future if the Phillies need a left-hander out of the bullpen, but he'll act as organizational depth for the time being.
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