Under president of baseball operations Andrew Friedmand and general manager Farhan Zaidi one accusation that can’t be placed on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ front office is them being stagnant. There were a flurry of transactions during the offseason, more in Spring Training and the trend has carried into the regular season.
The Dodgers’ latest move came Friday as the club announced they claimed Daniel Corcino from the Cincinnati Reds and designated Ryan Dennick for assignment. Dennick was claimed by the Dodgers, also from the Reds, on Wednesday.
The Dodgers have 10 days to make a decision on Dennick. Should he clear waivers, the team can outright him to the Minors, which he wouldn’t be able to refuse.
Corcino is a 24-year-old right-hander who began this season with the Reds’ Double-A affiliate in Pensacola, where he’s threw one scoreless inning of relief, issuing two walks and collecting two strikeouts. He’s a career 45-52 with a 4.13 ERA in 168 Minor League games (116 starts), all with the Reds organization, who signed him as a non-drafted free agent in 2008.
The Dominican Republic native made his Major League debut last season; appearing in five games, three of which were starts and held a 4.34 ERA to go with an 0-2 record. In two games out of the bullpen, Corcino had a higher strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.00) than when starting (1.33).
However, opponents fared better in games Corcino pitched in relief, batting .333/.429/.833 compared to when he started, hitting .158/.273/.211. As was the case with Dennick, Corcino will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa.
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