Following their acquisition of Enrique Hernandez yesterday, the Dodgers have now traded for an additional infielder in Amed Rosario from the Guardians. Going the opposite means in a little bit of a shocker is Noah Syndergaard, who’s at the moment rehabbing from damage.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 26, 2023
Supply: Los Angeles Dodgers are sending Noah Syndergaard to the Cleveland Guardians in alternate for Amed Rosario
— Pat Ragazzo (@ragazzoreport) July 26, 2023
The Dodgers acquired IF/OF Amed Rosario from the Guardians in alternate for RHP Noah Syndergaard and money concerns.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 27, 2023
Rosario is a 27-year-old former Mets prime prospect who’s making $7.8 million and might be a free agent within the low season. He’s placing up a .265/.306/.369/.675 line in 2023, which is simply barely worse than his .273/.308/.400/.708 profession line. However he’s right-handed and has been considerably higher in opposition to lefties with a .303/.345/.477/.833 line this yr and a .302/.343/.474/.816 line for his profession.
Rosario can also be coming off back-to-back 2+ WAR seasons, primarily as a shortstop whereas dabbling a bit in left and heart area. One concern with Rosario is that 2022 was the one yr he graded out nicely defensively at quick, and he has -38 DRS and -44 RAA for his profession. That’s led to him being a destructive WAR participant this yr (very similar to Enrique).
His match is probably going as competitors for Miguel Rojas at quick, who continues to be struggling to get his bat going, and as basic right-handed infield depth, with the bar being higher than Yonny Hernandez for a roster spot. I’m fairly positive he meets that requirement a minimum of.
Going the opposite means, and I do not know why, however the Guaradians might be getting Noah Syndergaard. You understand the story by now, in 12 begins and 55.1 innings, Syndergaard has been atrocious, placing up a 7.16 ERA, 5.63 xERA, and 5.72 DRA. Regardless of hopes of regaining velocity, it has fell over a tick, so it wasn’t actually an unexpected difficulty that he would wrestle.
I assume the Guardians see one thing they will repair, which they do have a popularity of doing, that may get him again to a minimum of his 2022 kind. Regardless, he wasn’t doing it in Los Angeles, so parting along with his $13 million deal is a no brainer.
That is one other transfer on the margins for the Dodgers that shouldn’t affect a lot within the massive image, however provides them a greater shot in opposition to lefty pitching, upgrades their organizational depth, and maybe even provides them their beginning shortstop within the playoffs if he rebounds. Total, it’s arduous to get enthusiastic about it (except for being freed from Syndergaard), however mainly unimaginable to complain.