Saturday, May 06, 2006

Dodgers to Hurler Aaron Sele: 'Hey, Not So Fast!'

Veteran pitcher Aaron Sele cleaned out his AAA Las Vegas locker last week to try to find a new parent club instead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and now his potential new suitor is: The Los Angeles Dodgers. Sele's agent, Adam Katz, had begun negotiating with several unnamed major league teams because Sele determined the Dodgers would not call him to Los Angeles. But suddenly the Dodgers have reconsidered, and have recontacted Katz. Though Sele ranks behind Dodgers No. 5 hurler Jae Seo, and even Las Vegas prospect Chad Billingsley, the Dodgers suddenly find themselves shorthanded as starter Odalis Perez has left the team on bereavement leave to attend to his ailing mother in Santo Domingo. Sele, a 1991 first round draft pick of the Red Sox, was 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA for Las Vegas. The 6-foot-five Sele, 35, allowed no runs and struck out a batter an inning in his last two starts.