The Dodgers are wheeling and dealing even on an of-day as the team flies out to Philadelphia. Los Angeles needed to add some catching depth after losing Keibert Ruiz via trade, and they did that by signing Tony Wolters over the weekend.
But the Dodgers apparently weren’t done there. They reportedly claimed catcher Anthony Bemboom off of waivers from the Angels earlier today. Bemboom has bounced around a few organizations over the years, but he was designated for assignment by the Angels over the weekend.
Adding Bemboom allows for some depth at the minor league level for the Dodgers. Should anything happen to Will Smith or Austin Barnes, they now have 3 guys down there with bug league experience that they could call on.
Other Dodgers News
The Dodgers are going to be without Justin Turner for a few days. Dave Roberts explained on Sunday that he had sustained a groin injury ranging to his left for a grounder in the games against the Angels. Even with the day off on Monday, the expectation is that he will be down a few days before they reevaluate.
Roberts also explained this week when Jimmy Nelson sustained the injury that ended his season. Nelson was warming up to go into a game when he felt something in his arm. The Dodgers shut him down immediately and he will need surgery to correct a flexor issue.