Dodgers Acquire Lefty Pitcher Garrett Cleavinger in Three-Team Trade
Today the Dodgers announced a three-team trade with the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies, bringing left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger to Los Angeles.
The #Dodgers announced that they acquired LHP Garrett Cleavinger. It's a bigger 3-team trade in three-team exchange with Rays and Phillies.
Cleavinger was added to the 40-man roster. More to come…
— Clint Pasillas (@realFRG) December 29, 2020
As part of the trade, LA sent minor league first baseman Dillon Paulson to Tampa and a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN, among others.
Cleavinger made his big league debut last season with the Phillies, appearing in only 1 game and surrendering a home run while recording a strikeout in .2 innings pitched. The lefty features a mid-nineties fastball with a slider and curveball combination. The 26-year-old veteran of 5 minor league seasons has a career ERA of 4.08 in 140 games across 4 levels.
Paulson, the player leaving Los Angeles is a former 13th round pick by the Dodgers in 2018. He smacked 16 home runs in 117 games combined games between Great Lakes and Rancho Cucamonga in 2019.
This trade came, in part, to help Tampa Bay complete the Blake Snell deal with the San Diego Padres. The Rays sent fireballer Jose Alvarado to the Phillies to open up a roster spot to complete the Snell deal.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
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After Padres moves, this is kind of embarrassing.
So let me get this straight. We are taking on a pitcher that no one has ever heard of in order to “help” a trade between Tampa and the Friars that ends up giving Blake Snell to the enemy? And we aren’t even getting what could be a big arm from the Rays, instead that guy is going to the Phillies? They shouldn’t even have announced this one. I don’t think we wanted to know.
Padres: We have Clevinger.
Dodgers: We’ll see your Clevinger and raise you one vowel!! (Cleavinger).
Hot dang, we showed those Friars Road upstarts!.
Leave it to Friedman and his h*rdon for his Rays
This is by no means any response at all for those Padre moves.
I think Clevinger is in transit unless Friedman knows something nobody else does.
What are you guys talking about?! We got Andrew Shwaab the other day!! 😀 We’re all set to take on those Friars…
And Tommy Kahnle too, for cryin’ out loud!!
I know what Friedman is doing now; cornering the reliever market! We also have Federowicz, Nelson, Stewart, Pazos, Morrow, Knebel and Alexander. If SD can’t sign any relievers, and we get to their bullpen in the 7th or 8th inning, we win!
Don’t know why I didn’t realize this before… 😉
Love reading posts by all of the fantasy GMs.
Hopefully Friedman has something up his sleeve. We cannot stand pat! Still have plenty of time for a major move. Let’s not panic. We got Mookie at a time when we thought there was no hope.
Resign Justin Turner and trade or purchase a BIG righthanded BAT!