The Dodgers have outrighted catcher Rocky Gale to Triple-A Oklahoma City in order to clear a 40-man roster spot with the Trade Deadline looming.
C Rocky Gale was outrighted to OKC by the Dodgers, opening a 40-man roster spot as the Trade Deadline approaches. Gale is the third catcher on an OKC club that has top catching prospects Will Smith and Keibert Ruiz.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 24, 2019
Gale, 31, has appeared in 22 major league games for both the Padres and Dodgers and has a -29 wRC+ to show for it.
The Dodgers are reportedly showing interest in relievers like the Orioles’ Mychal Givens and Rangers’ Chris Martin and would most likely need to open up a few more roster spots to make room.
Rocky Gale was the perfect candidate to be booted off the roster because of his position and the presence of top catching prospects Will Smith and Keibert Ruiz on the Triple-A Oklahoma City roster.
This could mean a major roster move is on the horizon.