The Los Angeles Dodgers have developed a reputation under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman as leaving no stone unturned, and one example of that was seen in May 2017 when the team signed Daniel Corcino to a Minor League contract.
He spent time with Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City that year, and began this season with the Dodgers’ top affiliate though also appeared in four games for the Drillers. He was called up June 9, marking Corcino’s first opportunity to pitch in the Majors since doing so for the Cincinnati Reds in 2014.
Corcino made his Dodgers debut against the Atlanta Braves, tossing a scoreless ninth inning in what was a 5-3 loss at Dodger Stadium. He then appeared in a Dodgers’ win, allowing one run on two hits and three walks over three innings against the Texas Rangers.
Corcino was optioned back to the Oklahoma City the day after his second appearance for the team as Kenta Maeda returned from the 10-day disabled list. The Dodgers then designated Corcino for assignment on July 4 as a corresponding move to claiming Dylan Floro off waivers.
The 28-year-old cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City. During his multiple stints with the affiliate, Corcino finished the year a combined 4-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 24 games (19 starts).
Back in the Majors for the first time since 2014, Corcino retired all three batters faced in his Dodgers debut. As previously mentioned, it unfortunately came in a losing effort to the Braves.
Corcino was among several Minor League players the Dodgers saw become a free agent this month. Considering the organization’s emphasis on depth, it would not come as a surprise if he is signed to another Minor League deal.