Dodgers Release Tatis

The Los Angeles Dodgers waited three days for Fernando Tatis to report to their minor league camp before releasing him as a no-show.

The club reassigned the third baseman on Sunday in their first round of roster cuts after he hit just .158, going 3-for-19 in 10 games. Last season, Tatis hit .250 with two homers and eight RBIs in 28 games with the Baltimore Orioles.

There is a rather exciting stat lurking in the annals of baseball history, however. Tatis is the only player to ever hit two grand slams in the same inning, accomplishing the feat with the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium on April 23, 1999 against Chan Ho Park.

So, that's pretty sweet. Everyone gets their 15 minutes, right?

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JB* said...

Wow... I hadn't heard his name in years it seems like.

My roommate referred to him as "The Always Dreaded Fernando Tatis," which just seemed really funny. Then he hit the two grand slams, and it came true.

Sooze said...

...never to be heard from again.

Well, eight more years of playing mediocre baseball, then

...never to be heard from again.