Rod Barajas Claimed Off Waivers By The Dodgers

Metszilla.comCorrespondent IAugust 22, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 05:  Rod Barajas #21 of the New York Mets connects on a fifth inning RBI single against the Cincinnati Reds on July 5, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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#Mets Rod Barajas was assigned on a waiver claim to the Los Angeles Dodgers and outfielder Jesus Feliciano was recalled from Buffalo (AAA).

About 8 hours ago

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According to  ESPN New York:

The Dodgers, who claimed Barajas on waivers, exchanged cash for the catcher, who turns 35 on Sept. 1. He had a .263 on-base percentage and .414 slugging percentage in 267 plate appearances with New York this season.

Rod Barajas recently returned to the team (August 19th) after being placed on the DL due to an oblique injury back on July 26th.  The catcher was a major factor in the teams early season success, with 11 home runs and 30 RBI through out the first two months of the season. His success earned him the label “Hot Rod” from fans as he thrived in the ”big spot” over that span.  Barajas hit two game winning home runs in the same week, one against the Reds May 4th and the other in walk-off fashion against the Giants May 7th. In Piazza-esque fashion, Rod had been a source of clutch hitting for the team throughout April/May (hitting .320 with runners on base, .295 BA with RISP, and .321 BA in late-inning pressure situations), earning him adoration among the fans who proudly boasted “In Rod We Trust”.  But then……oh but then…..June came.  The weather heated up and ‘Hot Rod’ had since gone ice cold as he has collected a dismal 17 hits...TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST AND OTHERS LIKE IT HEAD TO METSZILLA.COM BY CLICKING HERE: