Dodgers make minor trade to clear spot on 40-man roster – San Bernardino Sun

AP21189705888471 Dodgers make minor trade to clear spot on 40-man roster - San Bernardino Sun

SAN FRANCISCO – The Dodgers have acquired a key asset ahead of Tuesday’s MLB trade deadline – flexibility.

The Dodgers traded Triple-A left-hander Garrett Cleavinger to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league outfielder German Tapia. Most importantly, the trade clears a spot on the Dodgers’ 40-man roster, giving them the ability to add another player before the deadline or activate one of the rehabbing players currently on the 60-day injured list (a group that includes Dustin May. , Edwin Rios, Blake Treinen , Danny Duffy, Walker Buehler and Victor Gonzalez).

Originally acquired before the 2021 season from the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-team trade that included the Rays, the 28-year-old Cleavinger has never been able to establish himself at the major league level with the Dodgers. He was 2-5 with a 4.70 ERA in two seasons including 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA in four games with the Dodgers this season.

Tapia, 18, signed with the Rays last year and has spent the past two summers playing for their team in the Dominican Republic. In 26 games this summer, the right-handed hitter is hitting .329 with a .952 OPS and more walks (23) than strikeouts (17).

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