The Dodgers are going to need any depth that they can get at this point. With the injuries that have come by the dozen, picking up potential arms has been at the top of the list for Andrew Friedman and his team.
Los Angeles added to that depth this month when they signed RHP Austin Bibens-Dirkx to a minor league deal. Bibens-Dirkx has bounced around a bit in his career, but this is the first time he will be with the Dodgers.
Drafted by the Mariners back in 2006, Bibens-Dirkx has spent some time in the Independent League as well as the Atlantic League. He also had a brief stop in the Chinese Baseball League playing with the Uni-President Lions. The Dodgers assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Other Dodgers News
The injuries that have plagued the Dodgers all season long don’t appear to be going away any time soon. The team announced this week that Edwin Rios will need shoulder surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder. That surgery will end the third baseman’s season. This comes just a week after they placed him on the injured list with a sore shoulder.
Speaking of shoulder issues, top pitching prospect Josiah Gray is being shut down for an entire week. The Dodgers’ hurler was scratched from his start this week without notice, leading to questions on if he was being called up. Gray will not throw for 7-10 days while they take it slow with him.