Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable was designated for assignment Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Venable's time with the Dodgers appears to have run its course after the veteran struggled to make a difference as a left-handed bat off the bench. He slashed just .056/.105/.111 with five strikeouts in 18 at-bats this season before being DFA'd on Thursday. He'll now be subject to waivers and could be picked up by a team looking to add a left-handed bat.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable was called up by the Dodgers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

His decision to accept an outright assignment paid off as Venable is back with the team, replacing Joc Pederson (shoulder) on the roster, just a little over a week after being designated for assignment. Venable went 20/20 as recently as 2013 but went 1-for-10 with the Dodgers earlier this season and it's hard to imagine he'll play enough to gain any relevance in mixed leagues.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Designated for assignment on Friday, Venable went unclaimed during his waiver period and will stay with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. Prior to being signed by Los Angeles on June 14, the 33-year-old spent time with Philadephia's minor league club, Triple-A Lehigh Valley, where he slashed .205/.304/.307 over 41 games.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

His tenure with the Dodgers lasted less than two weeks, with Venable totaling 10 at-bats over the course of six games. Venable was a 20-20 player just three years ago, and while the skills have diminished as he approaches his mid-30s, he should still have some suitors on the open market assuming he elects free agency.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

The recently acquired Venable draws the day off Saturday after making two consecutive starts in right field for the Dodgers. Trayce Thompson will slide over to right while Enrique Hernandez takes over in left field Saturday. Venable figures to see semi-regular at-bats against right-handed pitching moving forward, but the veteran is unlikely to carve out an everyday role.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable is starting in right field and batting eighth against Milwaukee on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Venable is making his first start for the Dodgers this season after they acquired him on Tuesday. He's likely to be a fill-in outfielder going forward given the Dodgers have Howie Kendrick and Jace Peterson playing regularly and Yasiel Puig is returning soon. However, his left-handed bat could provide him playing time as he'd be a solid matchup against right-handers.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
3 months ago

Venable was signed by the Dodgers on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The addition of Venable brings a much-needed left-handed bat into the Dodgers' outfield rotation. With Andre Ethier sidelined since spring training, Joc Pederson was the Dodgers' lone lefty outfielder through the opening third of the season. Venable struggled during his time with the Phillies' Triple-A affiliate earlier this season, slashing just .205/.304/.307 through 127 at-bats before opting out Friday. The Dodgers optioned Austin Barnes to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear a roster spot for Venable.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
4 months ago

Venable exercised the opt out in his contract on Friday, Tom Housenick of the Allentown Morning Call reports.

EDGE Analysis

Venable hit .205/.304/.307 with two home runs in 127 at-bats for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He was not going to get an opportunity with the Phillies given his poor production in the minors. He'll try to latch on with another club looking for outfield depth.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
5 months ago

Venable is a candidate to be promoted from the minors if the Phillies don't start getting some production from their corner outfielders, Jeff Neiburg of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cedric Hunter and Peter Bourjos have provided little offensively thus far. Venable is hitting .150 (3-for-20) with a double in six games at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. David Lough and Darnell Sweeney are also candidates for a promotion if the Phillies decide to make a move.

Will Venable
OF/DH LAD
6 months ago

Venable was assigned to minor league camp Friday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

EDGE Analysis

Venable posted a paltry .462 OPS this spring, and was beaten out for a roster spot by Cedric Hunter. Venable said earlier in the week he would be willing to remain with the Phillies even if he did not break camp with the big club, so his season will likely begin with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.