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Dodgers News: Pair of MiLB Pitchers Traded to White Sox

Even though the trade deadline passed on August 1st, the Dodgers are still making trades around the league. On Friday, the team sent away two minor-league pitchers to the White Sox in exchange for international slot money.

As first reported by the Orange County Register’s Bill Plunkett, the team parted ways with Aldrin Batista and Maximo Martinez.

With the international slot money the team received from Chicago, the Dodgers can offer more money to international signings when it comes time for that this offseason.

Batista has only pitched in 23 professional games in his career. The 20-year-old signed with the Dodgers last year and started in the Dominican Summer League. In 13 appearances he had a 1.55 ERA and hitters were hitting .179 against him.

This season, Batista made his way to the States and was playing in the Arizona Complex League. In 10 games, the righty had a 3.46 ERA and struck out 56 batters.

Similar to Batista, Maximo Martinez has spent his short professional career in both the DSL and ACL. The Dodgers signed him in 2021 when he was only 16 years old. In three seasons, Martinez has had his struggles.

In the 23 games he’s entered in his career, Martinez holds a 5.43 ERA but has struck out 55 batters in 59 innings.

With these two players eligible to be in Rule 5 the Dodgers were never going to keep the youngsters. The team did find value in them by getting some money from Chicago and could use it to get the next great international player this offseason.

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