We’re still a few weeks away from the release of 2018 Topps Series 2 and I’m going out on a limb in creating a ‘Missing’ card for one of the pitchers to have appeared on the big league club this year. The possibility exists that Erik Goeddel will appear in either Series 2 or the Update set, although it’s highly unlikely in either case.
After going to camp with Texas this spring, the right-handed reliever signed with Seattle on March 20 as a minor-league free-agent. While with Triple-A Tacoma, Erik went 1-0 with 4 Saves and a 0.00 ERA in 9 games for the Rainiers. Added to the 40-man roster on May 3, Erik debuted the next night against the Angels, going 1.2 innings, striking out 3 batters while setting down all 5 hitters he faced.
The Mariners, needing to add a starting pitcher to their roster, designated Goeddel for assignment on May 16; the Dodgers would claim him on May 18.