Dodgers DFA former Padres pitcher who threw shade at San Diego in offseason

The honeymoon period for this former Padres' reliever with his new team is officially over.

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Across the league, there are a slew of former San Diego Padres players. Given how aggressive general manager AJ Preller is when it comes to overhauling the roster, it feels like every single team has a couple guys that played in the Padres' organization for at least a little while. However, one former Padre that got some attention this past offseason is reliever Nabil Crismatt.

Crismatt put together a really nice run with the Padres from 2021-2022 when he posted a 3.39 ERA across 95 appearances while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings pitched.

However, Crismatt faltered in 2023 and the Padres designated him for assignment in June in the wake of a hip injury. Once Crismatt landed with the Dodgers before the start of this season, he seemed to throw shade the Padres' way with some comments indicating some hurt feelings about how his tenure in San Diego ended.

Well, it looks like the Padres made the right call as the Dodgers also DFAed Crismatt on Monday.

Former Padres reliever Crismatt finds himself out of a job once again

In fairness to Crismatt, he could have easily just been talking up his new team instead of taking a dig at the Padres, and even if he was, it was a pretty tame dig and it stinks for any guy to get DFAed. The Dodgers' decision to DFA him was pretty odd from a timing perspective as he pitched quite well in his only appearance for them this season.

However, LA clearly thought that another former Padres reliever, Dinelson Lamet, was a better option for them and they needed a fresh arm for an upcoming bullpen game.

Beyond the fact that the Dodgers are already needing to throw a bullpen game after spending north of a billion dollars this offseason being hilarious, hopefully Crismatt catches on somewhere. Given his recent history, there is a real chance that he clears waivers and will stick with the Dodgers. Either way, he will get another opportunity somewhere if he is healthy, even if it won't ever be with the Padres.

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