For now, the Dodgers choose Segedin / Eibner over Nuno
In an effort to clear a spot on the 40 man roster for Franklyn Gutierrez the Dodgers traded Vidal Nuno to the Orioles for a Moseley. Per the Dodgers press release:
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired minor league right-handed pitcher Ryan Moseley from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuño.
Moseley, 22, made his professional debut last season with the Orioles’ Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds, going 0-1 with four saves and posting a 3.20 ERA (7 ER/19.2 IP) in 12 relief appearances. Moseley posted a 1.12 WHIP and limited batters to a .191 average, including a .091 mark (2-for-22) against lefties. The Lubbock, TX, native was originally selected by the Orioles in the eighth round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas Tech University.
Nuño, 29, has a 5-20 record with a 4.02 ERA in 126 games (42 starts) in four Major League seasons with the Yankees (2013-14), D-backs (2014-15) and Mariners (2015-16). The National City, CA, native was acquired by the Dodgers on November 7, 2016 from the Seattle Mariners.
On the one hand the Dodgers have a plethora of left-handed pitchers on the 40 man roster with Kershaw, Urias, Wood, Kazmir, Hill, Ryu, Dayton, Avilan, and Liberatore so you can understand moving Nuno, but on the other hand Nuno has some solid peripherals and would probably help a team more than Rob Segedin or Brett Eibner.
Later this week I was going to post the LAD relief BPV numbers and Nuno clocked in at a solid 100. Higher than either Liberatore or Avilan.
Hard for me to see a spot for Segedin for the Dodgers in 2017. Rob expressed frustration while in the Yankee organization at never getting a chance. He got a cup of coffee with the Dodgers in 2016 but was probably unlucky to be traded last spring because Bird got hurt and the Yankees might have used Segedin a lot more than the Dodgers in 2016. Unless massive injuries take out Turner and company he’s destined for another frustrating season in AAA.
Brett Eibner has some skills but not enough for two smart teams with severe outfield shortages to keep him around.
I don’t really like this move for the Dodgers. Not a big deal, fringe move but I was hoping to watch one of the best control pitchers in baseball get in some work for the Dodgers.