May 6, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Casey Sadler (65) throws a pitch at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers Acquire Casey Sadler from Rays for Nathan Witt

The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded for a bullpen piece but don’t get too excited.

Sadler was designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays when they called up two-way player Brendan McKay.

The right-hander appeared in eight games this season, holding a 1.86 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 1.086 WHIP and 11 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched. In Triple-A, he had a 2.76 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 32.2 innings pitched (11 appearances, three games started).

It would be appear that Sadler is nothing more than a depth move. He could appear with the Dodgers at some point but don’t expect too much at the moment.

As for Nathan Witt, he was a 17th-round pick in the 2017 draft. The right-handed reliever has a 5.32 ERA in 22 appearances this season.

Written by Vince Samperio


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