The Dodgers and Andrew Friedman are not done making moves this offseason. Los Angeles had to designate Josh Sborz for assignment earlier this week, and he was thought to have cleared waivers.
That appears to be true as the Dodgers have traded Sborz to the Texas Rangers. The move comes after Los Angeles DFA’d his in a corresponding move as they made the Trevor Bauer signing official. Sborz heads to Texas as the Rangers send back another pitcher.
Sborz was selected in the second round of the 2015 draft by the Dodgers out of the University of Virginia. He spent the last 2 seasons with the team bouncing between the big league squad and Triple-A as he became Los Angeles’ preferred gap filler in the bullpen.
Overall, he tallied 13.1 innings with the Dodgers and was charged with 9 earned runs. He leaves Los Angeles having gathered 6 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched in a very limited showing. At the minor league level, Sborz proved to be very useful and moved up through the system pretty quickly.
He spent the 2020 season at the Dodgers alternate location while also getting the chance to pitch in a few games. Los Angeles gets a minor league pitcher Jhan Zambrano in return. Zambrano is a 19-year-old right-handed pitcher that spent the 2019 season at rookie ball.
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