The Dodgers made a trade over the weekend that brought over utility player, Kristopher Negron for minor leaguer, Daniel Castro.
A little over a month ago, the Mariners called Negron up from their Triple-A squad to most likely feature him for trades. In 10 games, he hit .217 but his main skillset the Dodgers were looking for were to help offset the losses to utility players, Chris Taylor and Kiké Hernandez.
Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 7th round of the 2006 amateur draft, Negron was traded to the Reds in 2009 for shortstop Alex Gonzalez and some cash.
Negron made is major league debut in 2012 with the Cincinatti Reds and appeared in 96 games over 3 seasons before signing with the Chicago Cubs in the 2015-2016 off-season. He never appeared in a big league game with Chicago and eventually resurfaced with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2017.
Seattle picked him up in the middle of the 2018 season from the Diamondbacks and he preceeded to play 18 games for them, where he hit .207 in 30 plate appearances.
Negron has good speed as he 12 for 12 stealing bases in the major leagues.
Defensively in his career, he’s played everywhere but pitcher and catcher on the field; while seeing most of his time at third base. He’s also appeared in 19 games at shortstop, where he will be most valuable for the Dodgers.
With Los Angeles, he will be wearing Yasmani Grandal’s old number 9.