The Tyler White era is officially over. The Dodgers picked up White in a headscratcher of a trade last July while Kiké Hernandez and Chris Taylor were on the injured list. After only 12 games in blue, a mysterious trapezius injury befell the first baseman conveniently while other players were getting healthy.
He was moved to the 60-day IL on September 2nd, opening up a roster spot for Gavin Lux. He was designated for assignment when the Dodgers finally officially acquired Mookie Betts, but remained with the organization and was invited to spring training. While he performed well in the Cactus League, he wasn’t added to the 60 man roster for the restart and found himself without a job.
On Wednesday, the former Dodger inked a deal with the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization.
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His contract guarantees $130K and a $30K option for the rest of the season. Jeeho Yoo reports that the infielder will have to go through a two-week quarantine before joining the team.
The 29-year-old cranked a career-high 12 home runs in only 66 games for the evil Houston Astros in 2018. Chances are likely that his bats plays way up in the KBO, but I’m just an armchair scout.
While his Dodger career wasn’t long, nobody will ever be able to say they were bumped off the roster for both Gavin Lux AND Mookie Betts!
Best of luck, Tyler!