The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-hander Jaime Schultz from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor-leaguer Caleb Sampen.
Here’s more from the team press release:
Schultz made 22 appearances (one start) with the Rays in 2018, going 2-2 with a 5.64 ERA (19 ER/30.1 IP) while striking out 35 batters against 17 walks. In six minor league seasons, the Albany, New York native has a record of 22-17 with a 3.57 ERA (169 ER/425.2 IP) while limiting hitters to a .230 batting average. The 27-year-old was originally selected by the Rays in the 14th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of High Point (NC) University.
Sampen, 22, pitched in 13 games (11 starts) for Rookie-level Ogden in 2018, where he went 0-2 with a 5.04 ERA (17 ER/30.1 IP), striking out 43 batters and issuing nine walks. He was selected by the Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.
Schultz gives the Dodgers 38 players on their 40-man roster.
Though it may seem like a minor deal, the Dodgers have found serviceable relievers in the past. Last year, they got JT Chargois off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.