Dodgers Announce Trevor Bauer Signing, Designate Josh Sborz (www.mlbtraderumors.com)

The Dodgers have announced the

of top-ranked free agent Trevor Bauer and designated fellow right-hander Josh Sborz for assignment, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register tweets.

Bauer, fresh off a National League Cy Young-winning 2020 with the Reds, should slot in near the front end of a loaded Dodgers rotation this year. The reigning World Series winner further loaded their roster when they agreed to sign him to a three-year, $102MM guarantee last week.

Sborz has been part of the Los Angeles organization since it used the 74th overall pick on him in the 2015 draft, but this designation could prove to be the end of the line. Now 27 years old, Sborz debuted in the majors in 2019 and has since thrown 13 1/3 innings of nine-earned run ball with eight strikeouts against five walks. However, Sborz does average upward of 95 mph on his fastball, and he has another minor league option remaining. Sborz has also pitched to a respectable 3.53 ERA in 367 1/3 innings at the lower levels. Considering those facts, some other team could take a chance on Sborz in the coming days.



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