Red Sox, Dodgers Swing Deal For Pitcher

The Boston Red Sox are likely hesitant to do business with the Los Angeles Dodgers after the infamous and ill-fated Mookie Betts trade of three years ago. But today's deal isn't quite in the blockbuster class of trades. The Red Sox acquired a 31-year-old journeyman pitcher from the Dodgers, in exchange for cash considerations.

Tayler Scott has pitched a total of 34 innings in the big leagues in three different seasons since 2019, with an overall ERA of 10.75. 

This year in LA after a strong start to the minor league season, he tossed six innings in Dodger Blue, allowing six runs, while striking out eight and walking four. The team DFA'd him earlier this week. 

The South African-born right-hander was first drafted in the 5th round in the 2011 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs. He eventually made it up to the big leagues in 2019, pitching with the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles, before heading to Japan for a couple of seasons. He spent 2022 in the San Diego Padres system, getting into eight innings in the big leagues. 

He signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers for this season, and has put up some strong numbers at Triple-A, with a 1.37 ERA in 19.2 innings, with a 25:10 K/BB ratio. 

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