The Dodgers might have the week off from games, but that doesn’t mean the front office isn’t as busy as ever. With the trade deadline looming and the team in need of some arms, you can bet that Andrew Friedman isn’t sleeping much these days.
Friedman did what he’s been doing all year today and scooped up yet another bullpen arm. The Dodgers claimed RHP Jimmie Sherfy off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants today and he could be another veteran arm they lean on for innings.
Sherfy made 10 appearances with the Giants this season pitching to a 4.22 ERA and striking out 9 in 10.2 innings of work. He struggled with his command with San Francisco as well, walking 4 batters in those outings. The Dodgers are obviously looking to turn things around for him.
RHP Jimmie Sherfy was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers.
— Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) July 13, 2021
For the Dodgers, Sherfy is another representation of what they’ve had to work with all year. For much of the 2021 season, Friedman has had to make a bullpen out of veteran pieces on minor league deals or via waiver claims.
Guys like Nate Jones, Jake Reed, and Phil Bickford have all pitched far more than anyone expected this season. Part of that has to do with the Dodgers starting rotation being hit hard with injuries and having to throw far too many bullpen games.
But they will keep doing this until they don’t have to anymore. That what Friedman does, and he is VERY good at it.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated RHP Bobby Wahl for assignment. Wahl was claimed off waivers from the Brewers on June 30th.