The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a trade on Wednesday. They acquired minor leaguer Drew Finley from the New York Yankees in exchange for Tim Locastro.
Locastro was designated for assignment on Tuesday in order to make room for players being protected for the Rule 5 draft. Finley is a right-handed reliever.
Finley has never pitched above Single-A after being drafted in the third round in the 2015 draft. The 22-year-old appeared in 16 games last season and finished with a 7.24 ERA, 1.270 WHIP and 33 strikeouts in 27.1 innings pitched. He’s also got some Dodgers ties (per Bill Plunkett).
Locastro is on the way out after two seasons in the Dodgers organization. He appeared in 21 games in those two years, making his MLB debut in September of 2017. The speedy infielder/outfielder managed to steal five bases in five attempts.
On the surface for the Dodgers, this appears nothing more than depth deal. Finley may welcome a change of scenery but it would be unlikely that he helps the big league team barring a huge change.