In what will be a small move for the Dodgers’ they beefed up their minor league pitching depth by acquiring the assistance of right handed pitcher, Luke Farrell.
Today, the #Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 28, 2017
Luke Farrell made his Major League debut on July 1st against the Twins where he went only 2.2 innings and gave up 5 earned runs. He hasn’t thrown a Major League pitch since then, and on Monday he was designated for assignment.
We have also recalled pitcher Brian Flynn from Omaha (AAA) and DFA'd pitchers Al Alburquerque and Luke Farrell.
— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 24, 2017
Apparently, the Dodgers’ may see something in the 26-year-old as they send the Royals cash in exchange for him. The Dodgers have done this many times before, acquiring a pitcher that a team has relatively given up but the majority of the time there has been no great result. It is doubtful that Farrell will appear in a Major League game for the Dodgers anytime soon. However, the question is now being asked if adding Farrell to the roster is to make up for a potential loss in pitchers that are about to be traded. There is always ongoing paranoia when it’s trade deadline season.
After an off day yesterday, the Dodgers’ prepare to host the last place, rival Giants for a weekend series. Tonight we enjoy the presence of Alex Wood who is coming off his first loss of the season.