Dodgers release JT Chargois, who signs in Japan

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

The Dodgers released JT Chargois on Saturday so he could sign with a team in Japan (that appears to be the Rakuten Eagles). Chargois, who was out of options, split his time between Los Angeles and Oklahoma City last season.

In 21 appearances for Los Angeles last season, Chargois recorded a 6.33 ERA in 21 1/3 innings. He had a particularly rough August, allowing 7 runs in 5 1/3 innings with his final appearance on Aug. 15, including 3 runs allowed in a loss at Miami.

The 29-year-old right-hander pitched pretty well back in 2018, finishing the year with a 3.34/3.87 ERA and FIP. That season he finished with a 29.6 K% (actually upping that to 31.8% in 2019) in 32 1/3 innings across 39 appearances.

Chargois originally came to the Dodgers in February 2018 when he was claimed off of waivers from the Twins after he had missed most of the 2017 season.

His release opens up a spot on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, something Dustin mentioned was likely to happen in his most recent offseason plan.

About Cody Bashore

Cody Bashore
Cody Bashore is a lifelong Dodger fan originally from Carpinteria, California (about 80 miles north of Dodger Stadium along the coast). He left California to attend Northern Arizona University in 2011, and has lived in Arizona full-time since he graduated in 2014 with a journalism degree. He currently works for the local newspaper, as well as writes for the university’s athletics department.