Dodgers Acquire Jaime Schultz from Rays for Minor-Leaguer

Tampa Bay Rays v Toronto Blue Jays
TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 11: Jaime Schultz #57 of the Tampa Bay Rays delivers a pitch in the fifth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on August 11, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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.

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Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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