The Dodgers have made yet another trade today, involving a player who found himself on the outside looking in when the Dodgers acquired Kenta Maeda.
Here’s what they had to say about the move.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired minor league infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin and a player to be named or cash considerations from the Yankees in exchange for infielder Ronald Torreyes and left-handed pitcher Tyler Olson.
Segedin, 27, combined to hit .287 with seven home runs and 34 RBI in 71 games last year with the Yankees’ Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton and has a .272 career batting average in 458 games in six minor league seasons in the New York organization. The New Jersey native has primarily appeared at third base (265 games), but has also seen action in right field (66 games), first base (48 games) and left field (44 games). He was originally selected by the Yankees in the third round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Tulane.
Los Angeles had previously designated Olson (Jan. 6) and Torreyes (Jan. 7) for assignment.
This will hardly move the needle, but Segedin does look like a decent fit if he does make it up to the major league team as he can spare Adrian Gonzalez at first, as well as help at third in case Justin Turner needs a rest.
I can’t imagine we’ll see much of Segedin, but given how injuries went last year and the age at those two positions, you never really know.
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