Rays and Dodgers announces a watered-down transmission deal Garrett Clevenger From Los Angeles to Tampa Bay. Secondary defensive player in the league Germain Tapia back in the other direction. To make a place on the 40-person roster, Tampa Bay is dedicated to easing cold look for commissioning. This move frees up a spot on the Dodgers’ roster as they search for upgrades over the next day.
Cleavinger doesn’t have much experience in the league, having scored 23 runs over the past three seasons. Four of his 27 games have come in MLB this season, but he has spent the greater part of the year in Triple-A Oklahoma City. Cleavinger has a 2.79 ERA through 29 Triple A rounds on the season. He succeeded in striking 37.9% of the opponents, but also against 13.7% of the hitters.
It was a similar story for the 28-year-old Southpaw in the big league. He managed to pass 25.9% of the above average opponents in the majors, but received 13.4% of free passes. Owner of a fast-ball averaging 96 mph and a low-ball ’80s with solid spin and downhill action, Cleavinger clearly has an interesting raw stuff. He was not yet able to control it enough to earn a permanent place in the list of the top leagues. But he could jump between Tampa Bay and Triple A Durham for the rest of this season – his last major league option.
Bard, who was left off the list, has thrown 14 runs in eight league games this season. He had a 1.93 ERA but a low strike rate of 14.3% and a high walking rate of 12.5%. Bard has better hitting and walking numbers through 19 games for Durham, but spinning problems at home there contributed to a 4.88 ERA. The 31-year-old can be traded between now and tomorrow’s deadline, but is likely to find himself in concessions over the next few days.
Tapia, an 18-year-old Dominican Republic defensive player, has spent the past two seasons in rookie football. He’s a 6’2 right-handed hitter and has played in the corner area so far as a pro.
Mark Tobkin of the Tampa Bay Times The first to report the deal.