The Dodgers have acquired reliever Casey Sadler from the Tampa Bay Rays. In exchange, they sent minor league RHP Nathan Witt to TB. Sadler is a right-handed pitcher who has enjoyed a great deal of success this season.
Dodgers announced they acquired right-hander Casey Sadler from Rays in exchange for right-hander Nathan Witt. Sadler was added to the 40-man roster and optioned to OKC. Rich Hill was transferred to the 60-day injured list to create a spot on the 40-man.
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Sadler has taken Rich Hill’s spot on the 40-man roster after Rich Hill was transferred to the 60-day IL.
Sadler, 28, has a 1.86 ERA albeit with a less than stellar 5.70 DRA in 19 1/3 innings this season with Tampa Bay. He also does not strike many guys out — 13.9 K%, which would put him among the worst strikeout pitchers with his innings total.
Witt, the Dodgers’ 17th-round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, has not enjoyed much success outside of the strikeouts (31 in 23 2/3 innings). The 5.32 ERA looks much better when you see a 3.09 FIP and 2.98 xFIP to support that.
The Dodgers could have found a short-term help for the bullpen in the right-hander Sadler, but this is not the final fix.