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MLB Trade Deadline: Dodgers trade with A’s for Josh Reddick and Rich Hill

Los Angeles Dodgers
have acquired a span of rentals from a
Oakland Athletics
. It’s outfielder
Josh Reddick
and starting pitcher
Rich Hill
. The teams announced a deal on Monday.

Going to a A’s are
Frankie Montas
Grant Holmes
Jharel Cotton

Hill is a 36-year-old lefty who hadn’t done a start during a big-league turn given 2009 until a
Boston Red Sox
gave him 4 starts final September. He was superb and that has continued into this season. Through 14 starts, he’s 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA (181 ERA+), 1.09 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 76 innings. He’s been uneasy by blisters a past several weeks, though it’s always probable a A’s were being overly discreet with him so it didn’t get worse and hurt his trade value.

Hill is a giveaway representative after a season, though a
Los Angeles Dodgers
usually indispensable a let here with their injuries in a rotation.
Clayton Kershaw
is out indefinitely while associate lefties
Brett Anderson
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Alex Wood
are also on a DL.

Reddick is also a rental, as he’ll strike giveaway group following a season. He’s a good all-around player, too. Heading into Monday, Reddick is attack .296/.368/.449 (124 OPS+) with 11 doubles and 8 home runs. He has a 32-homer deteriorate in his past and plays well-developed invulnerability in right field.

Josh Reddick has been traded to a Dodgers.

As for how Reddick fits, one can’t assistance though consternation if this is a finish of a highway for
Yasiel Puig
(he’s been connected to a
Chicago White Sox
in rumors). It’s possible.
Joc Pederson
has core margin nailed down and Reddick will certainly play right everyday. That leaves left margin and a Dodgers can get by with
Howie Kendrick
Scott Van Slyke
there — plus,
Trayce Thompson
will be behind during some point.

On a A’s side, minor-league pitcher Jharel Cotton is 24-year-old right-hander. In 22 outings (16 starts) for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, Cotton is 8-5 with a 4.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 119 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings.

Grant Holmes is a maladroit pitcher who was ranked as a 72nd best awaiting in ball by Baseball America streamer into a season. In 20 outings (18 starts) for Class A-Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, he is 8-4 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 100 strikeouts in 105 1/3 innings. The 43 walks are a concern, though he’s usually 20 years old.

Montas is a right-handed pitcher who checked in during 95 in a aforementioned Baseball America rankings this spring. In usually 16 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season, he has a 2.25 ERA with 22 strikeouts and usually 3 walks. He’s missed a vast cube of time due to a rib injury, though a good news is that isn’t a arm.


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