By Jon Weisman
Relief pitcher Juan Nicasio and minor-league arm Lisalverto Bonilla were not tendered contracts by the Dodgers for 2016, making them free agents.
Nicasio led all Dodger relievers in 2015 in innings pitched, finishing the year with a 3.86 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings. He had a 2.92 ERA through August 30, before allowing nine runs in his final nine innings and ending up off the Dodgers’ playoff roster.
This was Nicasio’s first full season as a reliever, after 3 1/2 seasons as a starting pitcher for Colorado.
Bonilla had been claimed October 21 by the Dodgers from the Ranger organization, after missing the 2015 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.