Grabow exercises out clause, gets released

Grabow exercises out clause, gets released

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Veteran reliever John Grabow exercised the out clause in his Minor League contract Monday and was granted his unconditional release by the Dodgers to pursue a job elsewhere.

Grabow pitched well for the Dodgers this spring, not allowing an earned run in six innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. But the Dodgers seem to have decided to stick with one lefty in the bullpen (Scott Elbert) and can call up Minor Leaguer Scott Rice if needed. Elbert struck out the side in his one inning Monday.

Jamey Wright, also in camp on a Minor League contract, is expected to make the club as a versatile reliever who can handle short, middle and long relief. Wright has allowed two earned runs in 8 1/3 innings, coming in to get a strikeout and bail Chad Billingsley out of a jam.