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.
The Dodgers are on the verge of trading infielder Hector Olivera to the Atlanta Braves as part of a three-team trade that would bring Marlins pitcher Mat Latos to Los Angeles, plus Alex Wood and a major league reliever from the Braves — possibly Jim Johnson or Luis Avilan — according to multiple reports Wednesday night:
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will reportedly miss his first start of the season tonight. (Associated Press photo)
Clayton Kershaw hasn’t missed a start this season. That will change tonight, according to multiple reports Wednesday morning. Right-hander Mike Bolsinger is starting against the A’s instead:
Kershaw has dealt with hip problems in the past. It’s not yet clear whether this injury is related to those in the past. He is currently riding a streak of 29 consecutive scoreless innings.
Bolsinger is 5-3 with a 2.79 earned-run average in 15 starts this season. The 27-year-old right-hander has never faced the A’s in his career. His last start was seven days ago against the Atlanta Braves, in which he allowed only one unearned run in seven innings. Bolsinger was scheduled to pitch this weekend.
Update (5:30 p.m.): Bolsinger is indeed starting for the Dodgers tonight. Kershaw said he has a sore right hip and will start Friday against the Angels at Dodger Stadium.