Earlier today, it was reported that the Dodgers would be sending three minor league pitchers to the Miami Marlins to acquire Mat Latos and Mike Morse. Later today, it was reported that the Atlanta Braves were also involved in the trade, and the Dodgers would be sending another trove of players to Atlanta.
Now, the three minor league pitchers going to the Marlins have been identified:
Per a source, Brigham hasn’t been told he is part of the deal yet but that could change at any moment.
Brigham was pulled from his start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga yesterday. A fourth-round draft pick out of the University of Washington in 2014, the 23-year-old right-hander is 4-5 with a 5.96 earned-run average for Rancho Cucamonga.
Araujo, 22, was signed as a free agent out of Mexico by scout Mike Brito. He’s 3-3 with a 5.40 ERA in 32 games at Rancho Cucamonga, all in relief. He has 55 strikeouts and 14 walks in 50 innings.
Guzman, a 20-year-old right-hander, has a 3.90 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) at low-A Great Lakes.
NEW YORK — Pitcher Zach Lee, the Dodgers’ first-round draft pick in 2010 who was enjoying an outstanding season at Triple-A, will be recalled to start tonight’s game against the Mets at Citi Field.
Lee has only spent one day on the Dodgers’ active roster, last Saturday in Washington D.C. when teams were allowed to carry 26 players for one game. Lee didn’t pitch and returned to Oklahoma City the next day.
In 12 starts at Triple-A, Lee was 7-3 with a 2.36 ERA. He last pitched on Monday, July 20, allowing two runs on four hits in 7.0 innings and has combined to go 9-3 with a 2.29 ERA, a .227 opponents’ batting average and a 1.00 WHIP in 14 minor league appearances this year with Oklahoma City, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers.
A corresponding roster move will be announced later.
Carl Crawford was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
ATLANTA — If you’re a struggling pitcher with a minor-league option in your contract, long postgame meetings with the manager rarely bode well. Such was the case for Brandon Beachy, who was ticketed for Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for outfielder Carl Crawford.
Crawford was officially activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday. The Dodgers cleared a spot for him on the 40-man roster by designating Preston Guilmet for assignment. Guilmet had made three relief appearances for Oklahoma City since the Dodgers claimed him off waivers from Tampa Bay on July 10.
In a swap of minor league pitchers, the Dodgers acquired left-hander Grant Dayton from the Miami Marlins in exchange for left-hander Chris Reed on Wednesday. Neither player was on his team’s 40-man roster at the time of the trade.
Dayton was 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 25 games for Triple-A New Orleans this season. The 27-year-old pitcher was selected by the Marlins in the 11th round of the 2010 first-year player draft.
Dayton will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Reed had been designated for assignment last Friday.
Carl Crawford went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBIs for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday night. He’s up to 21 plate appearances since his minor league rehab began, but is still several games away from hitting the Dodgers’ prescribed target.
“Probably coming out of Colorado Springs we’ll give him a few days off, then play a few days after the break,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Kind of the 35-40 (plate appearance) range. Carl’s been out over two months. That’s basically winter. That’s starting over in our mind. He hadn’t played all winter, then he has a few at-bats, not that many.”
Since the Triple-A All-Star break runs concurrent to the major league All-Star break, Crawford won’t reach 35 plate appearances by the time the Dodgers begin play in Washington, D.C. after the break. However, he can be expected to join the Dodgers later during their road trip to D.C., Atlanta and New York.