Dodgers Claim Infielder Travis Blankenhorn From the Minnesota Twins

More roster movement from Los Angeles today.

The Dodgers were busy on the roster movement front today. After adding free-agent reliever Nate Jones, Los Angeles had another move to make to fill up Dustin May’s roster spot. May is out for the season following Tommy John surgery. 

The Dodgers claimed Infielder Travis Blankenhorn From the Minnesota Twins on Friday afternoon. May was transferred to the 60-day injured list, thus freeing up a roster spot to add Blankenhorn to the 40-man.

Blankenhorn appeared in just 3 games for the Twins’ triple-a affiliate going 2-for-11. He made his big league debut with the Twins back in September of 2020 and got just 3 at-bats. He doubled in his first plate appearance with Minnesota. The Dodgers will likely keep him around as a depth move. 

Other Dodgers News

The Dodgers added some depth for their bullpen this week when they signed a right-handed pitcher. They scooped up Austin Bibens-Dirkx on a minor league deal in hopes that he can rebuild his game. Bibens-Dirkx last appeared in the big leagues with the Texas Rangers. 

Max Muncy provided some insight on playing defense around the new netting this week. Muncy had two plays where he had to run into the net to catch a foul ball, but he did it with relative ease. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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