Dodgers Sign Veteran Catcher Austin Wynns, Will Smith Placed on Concussion IL
The Dodgers announced a slew of roster moves on Sunday including the signing of veteran catcher Austin Wynns to a major league contract. He’ll join the team this afternoon in Los Angeles as Will Smith heads to the 7-day injured list with a concussion. In order to make room on the 40 man roster, RHP Alex Reyes was transferred from the 15-day IL to the 60-day while he recovers from shoulder surgery.
First, the shocking news. Smith heads to the 7-day IL with concussion symptoms. The move is retroactive to April 13th, the last day he played. More details to come on when the incident happened later.
“We’re going to try to run some more tests and try to figure this thing out, Dave Roberts said about Smith on Saturday night. “Obviously, we’re probably going to make a move. I don’t know what that’s going to be. But just doesn’t look good. We’ll evaluate tomorrow and see where he’s at.”
Wynns joins the Dodgers after playing one game with the Giants earlier this season. Over parts of 5 big league seasons with the Giants and Baltimore Orioles, he’s hit a combined .230 with 12 homers and 51 RBI. In 9 minor league seasons, the 32-year-old owns a .272/.348/.377 triple slash line with 34 homers and 245 RBI.
get well, Smitty! We need you!!!