MILWAUKEE — The Dodgers have outrighted pitcher Scott Baker to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He will be joined by first baseman Andy Wilkins, who was optioned on Tuesday.
Baker, who was designated for assignment Sunday and cleared waivers, can still elect to become a free agent rather than report to Oklahoma City. He made two starts for the Dodgers and went 0-1 with a 5.73 earned-run average. In Triple-A, Baker was 1-1 with a 1.06 ERA in three starts.
Wilkins was acquired from the Blue Jays for cash considerations Sunday. He had appeared in 21 games for the Blue Jays’ Triple-A affiliate and slashed .264/.353/.319.
The Dodgers acquired 26-year-old right-hander Matt West from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for cash.
West will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa and joins the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. Hyun-Jin Ryu was transfered to the 60-day disabled list to make room for West. In 12 ⅓ scoreless innings for the Blue Jays’ Double-A New Hampshire affiliate in the Eastern League this season, West had allowed only one unearned run. The Houston native also has one save and 17 strikeouts against just four walks in his seven appearances.
In five minor league seasons, the converted third baseman is 6-9 with a 3.64 ERA (47 ER, 116 ⅓ innings) and 14 saves in 90 games (two starts) in the Rangers and Blue Jays’ organizations. West had Tommy John surgery in August 2012 that forced him to miss most of the following season.
West made his Major League debut last season for Texas and appeared in three games out of the Rangers’ bullpen in July. West was originally selected by the Rangers in the second round (No. 80) of the 2007 draft out of Bellaire High School in Houston.
West has one option year remaining in his contract.
Yasiel Puig is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list as week from Sunday. (Getty Images)
Yasiel Puig won’t travel to Milwaukee when the Dodgers begin a four-game series there Monday, and could begin his rehabilitation assignment next week.
Puig is on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. He’s eligible to be activated a week from Sunday, the final day of the Dodgers’ seven-day road swing through Milwaukee and Denver.