Dodgers swap Chris Reed to Miami for minor-league pitcher Grant Dayton.

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.

Dodgers claim Preston Guilmet, desginate Chris Reed for assignment.

Preston Guilmet

The Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher Preston Guilmet off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and designated Chris Reed for assignment. (Getty Images)

Chris Reed had already made a name for himself in California before the Dodgers drafted the left-handed pitcher 16th overall in 2011. He was a star at Cleveland High School in Reseda, then at Stanford University.

Being a first-round draft pick always comes with pressure. In Reed’s case, 11 of the 15 players drafted ahead of him have reached the major leagues. That list includes Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, George Springer and Jose Fernandez. Among those the Dodgers passed on: Joe Panik, Kolten Wong and Mookie Betts. These are the players Reed will inevitably be compared to, fairly or unfairly.

On Friday the Dodgers designated Reed for assignment and claimed pitcher Preston Guilmet off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays.
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Dodgers spring training 2015: Contracts signed, and identifying The Story of camp.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Someone asked me today what (or who) is the “story of camp.” There might be a few contenders, and I’ll get to those in a minute.

Something every club is trying to square away this time of year is its contracts with players who have 0 to 3 years’ service time. I’m told the Dodgers have finalized those, though I’m not sure when the ink dried on the last of them.

Seventeen players on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster fall into this group:

Yasmani Grandal, Paco Rodriguez, Scott Van Slyke, Chris Hatcher, Chris Withrow, Pedro Baez, Austin Barnes, Mike Bolsinger, Daniel Coulombe, Carlos Frias, Yimi Garcia, Kike Hernandez, Zach Lee, Adam Liberatore, Joc Pederson, Chris Reed and Scott Schebler.

They’re all under contract now. This isn’t the story of camp, but it’s something we get to report this time every year.

So what is the story of camp? Here are the early contenders:
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