April 10, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Octavio Dotel (20) pitches in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Octavio Dotel hoping to land a Major League contract


There comes a time in a players career when they happen to either get way too old, or teams are going young and are not interested in veteran players as much as they used to be.

It happens to almost every athlete across the globe, unless you’re this huge mega star who can still produce while you’re in your mid 30′s  or 40′s. Now 40 year old Octavio Dotel hasn’t been that bad of a relief pitcher in his 14 year career, but last season was his worst even though he played in just six games.

In six games with the Detroit Tigers last season, Dotel pitched in four and 2/3 innings while being tagged with seven earned runs. He posted a career high 13.50 ERA and was later added to the 60-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

He didn’t pitch the rest of the year at the Major League level. Now that teams are getting ready for Spring Training and the 2014 regular season, Dotel is currently pitching in Winter ball and is hoping to land a Major League contract.

I’m sure the 2011 World Series champion would like another shot at going out on top instead of having to claw his way back after a terrible six game season in 2013. If he’s able to prove himself, someone could give him a chance.

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