Prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they had claimed right-handed pitcher, Jordan Jankowski, of the Houston Astros.
#Dodgers claimed RHP Jordan Jankowski from Astros, optioned him to OKC and sent RHP Jacob Rhame to Mets to complete Granderson trade.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 20, 2017
Jankowski is a 28-year-old right-handed relief pitcher that has spent most of his time in Triple-A this season. His 2017 stats in Triple-A line up at a 5.13 earned run average, 23 walks and 53 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched. Jankowski also managed to make his Major League debut this season, but like his year in the minors, it did not go too well. He only pitched 4.1 innings, allowing six earned runs, which translates to a 12.43 earned run average.
Jankowski will probably taking Jacob Rhame’s place on the Dodger depth chart for now, unless he is DFA’d soon. Shame was never going to see time with the big league club, so this looks like nothing other than a shot in the dark and hoping they can fix him quick.