The Dodgers made a few minor league moves that flew under the radar on Thursday morning. While minor league transactions are generally not something that the team announces, they do happen fairly often.
There were 7 players released from the Dodgers on Thursday, but the biggest name is Nicholas Shumpert. His name made headlines this offseason when he was signed to a deal for more reasons than one. Shumpert is a former top prospect with the Braves.
#Dodgers have released the following minor league players:
RHP Jose Chacin
LHP Andrew Budier
C Aaron Ackerman
SS Nicholas Shumpert
OF Dan Robinson
OF Danny Sinatro
OF Justin Washington
— MiLB-Transactions (@tombaseball29) April 29, 2021
The Dodgers also released Joe Chacin, Andrew Budier, Aaron Ackerman, Dan Robison, Danny Sinatro, and Justin Washington. The team has not yet commented on the releases, and they likely will not in the near future.
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The Dodgers could be getting back outfielder Cody Bellinger soon, and that’s great news. But Belli will need to get a handful of live at-bats in to get up to game speed before making a return. One way the team might do that is by having him start the season at Triple-A. The OKC team is set to kick off their season next week, so that could be an option.