Dodgers make 2-for-1 trade with Yankees to make room for Ohtani
The Dodgers and Yankees have made a trade.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees made a trade on Dec. 12, according to MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball.
According to MLB.com, the Dodgers sent left-hander Victor Gonzalez and infielder Hobby Vivas to the Yankees, and the Yankees gave up infielder Trey Sweeney to the Dodgers.
The trade comes on the heels of the Dodgers’ free agent signings. After re-signing Joe Kelly and agreeing to a mega-contract with Shohei Ohtani, the Dodgers needed a spot on the 40-man roster.
To make room, the Dodgers designated players for assignment. The Yankees sent a prospect who was not on the 40-man roster. Gonzalez, a 28-year-old reliever, has appeared in 93 games over three seasons with the Dodgers, posting a 3.22 ERA in 23 appearances. He is expected to serve as a middle reliever for the Yankees.
Vivas is a 2001-born infielder from Venezuela who has yet to make his big league debut. After reaching Single-A in 2021 and staying there through the 2022 season, Vivas moved up to Double-A and then Triple-A this year. In five minor league seasons, he has a career line of .281/.383/.422 with 39 home runs, 259 RBI, and 61 stolen bases in 474 games. His numbers this year between Double-A and Triple-A are .269/.381/.407 with 13 home runs, 63 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 135 games. 월카지노
Heading to the Dodgers is Sweeney, a 2000-born infielder selected by the Yankees in the first round (20th overall) of the 2021 First-Year Player Draft. In three minor league seasons, he has a career line of .248/.361/.429 with 36 home runs, 119 RBI and 55 stolen bases in 244 games. This year, in 100 games at Double-A, he hit .252/.367/.411 with 13 home runs, 49 RBI and 20 stolen bases.