CARLOS FRIAS, 25, right-handed pitcher.
Final 2014 stats: 1-1, 6.15 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings in seven games (two starts) and 32 1/3 innings.
Contract status: Under team control.
The good: In a spot start on Sept. 3 against the
The bad: In his other start, he didn't get out of the first inning. The Rockies drilled him for eight runs on 10 hits in two-thirds of an inning on Sept. 17. Those three innings against Colorado in his last start had to feel pretty good after the previous disaster. Had a 15.30 road ERA.
What's next: More emergency status, which should mean yet another season spent mostly in the minors.
The take: Frias is a skinny, 6-foot-2, 170-pounder from the Dominican Republic who spent almost eight anonymous years in the minors until last season. He was never a major prospect, and until last season had spent all of his career at double-A or below.
But with pitchers dropping and no one in the system really shining, the Dodgers called up Frias on Aug. 4. In 21 games for triple-A Albuquerque and double-A Chattanooga, all but one appearance as a starter, he was a combined 10-5 with a 4.58 earned-run average. Not the kind of numbers that typically demand being brought up, but the Dodgers weren't in position to be real particular.