Trevor Cahill opts out of minor league deal with the Dodgers

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Pitcher Trevor Cahill has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Dodgers to become a free agent, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports. The Dodgers signed Cahill to a minor league deal in early July, two weeks after he was released by the Braves.

In 28 2/3 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Cahill compiled a 6.28 ERA with a 17/14 K/BB ratio. He made three starts and 12 relief appearances at the major league level for the Braves this season with poor results as well, leaving with a 7.52 ERA and a 14/11 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.

Cahill went into spring training as a candidate for a starting rotation spot with the Diamondbacks, but they traded him to the Braves before the start of the regular season.