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Dodgers News: Noah Syndergaard Traded to Cleveland for Amed Rosario

The Dodgers just made the surprise of all surprise moves, as they are sending RHP Noah Syndergaard to the Cleveland Guardians in the trade that’s bringing shortstop Amed Rosario to the Dodgers. Pat Ragazzo, a beat writer for the Mets, was on it first.

This comes out of nowhere, as Syndergaard has been rehabbing a blister/finger injury, more so a situation that was a phantom IL to get him back on track.

It was unclear whether Syndergaard would pitch again for the Dodgers at all this year, so instead of just keeping him on the IL for nothing, they ship him to Cleveland for Rosario, a bad defensive shortstop who has a .822 OPS against left-handed pitching this year. You could read more about Rosario here.

As for Syndergaard, the experiment is finally over. His half a year run in LA did not go as planned, as he made 12 starts and had an inflated 7.16 ERA.

Unfortunately, he never got his velocity back, and just couldn’t revitalize his career in a place where most players do.

Somehow, some way, the Dodgers got off that contract, though, and bring in a shortstop who will provide help against left-handed pitching, the team’s biggest need. If that’s the whole deal, this is a massive win for LA.

What are your thoughts on the Dodgers trading Noah Syndergaard for Amed Rosario? Sound off in the comments below!

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.


  1. Good move for LA, questionable move for Cleveland. What it does is make room for the middle infield for young players which we needed.

    It’s unfortunate we couldn’t get a prospect out of it, but it is what it is.

    Sincerely, a Cleveland fan

  2. You mean to tell me you think our greatest need is hitting lefties? When we have a SP Rotation that is half rookies and in the bottom third in the MLB? Get some SP and enough with light hitting SS.

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