Josh Fields appeared in 15 games out of the Houston Astros’ bullpen this season. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers acquired pitcher Josh Fields
from the Astros in exchange for minor league first baseman Yordan Alvarez.
New Dodgers pitcher Jesse Chavez went 7-15 for the Toronto Blue Jays as a starter in 2015, and 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA as a reliever in 2016. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez
from the Toronto Blue Jays. Chavez, 32, has made 39 appearances out of the bullpen this season, going 1-2 with a 4.57 earned-run average.
The Dodgers are sending right-hander Mike Bolsinger to the Blue Jays. Toronto also sent cash considerations to the Dodgers. Chavez is owed $4 million this season, while Bolsinger was owed $515,000, close to the major league minimum.
Earlier Monday, the Dodgers acquired Rich Hill and Josh Reddick from the Oakland A’s for Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes.
Chavez is an alumnus of Miller High School in Fontana and Riverside City College.
Josh Reddick has eight home runs and a .296 batting average for the A’s this year. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers have traded minor league pitchers Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes to the Oakland A’s for pitcher Rich Hill and outfielder Josh Reddick.
The five-player swap is the Dodgers’ largest — and so far only — move on the day of baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. Trades must be completed by 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is in his fourth major league season. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
It’s trade rumor season, in case you haven’t noticed. The Dodgers have too much depth on their 40-man roster, too many top-100 prospects, and too many needs at the major league level not to make a trade before the July 31 deadline. Or so the prevailing wisdom goes.
SAN FRANCISCO >> The Dodgers bolstered their minor league depth Sunday by acquiring outfielder James Ramsey and infielder/outfielder Zach Walters from the Cleveland Indians for cash.
Ramsey and Walters have been assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Neither player was in the lineup for the Dodgers’ noon game in Nashville.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved pitcher Josh Ravin and outfielder Andre Ethier to the 60-day disabled list.