Los Angeles Dodgers Acquire Starting Pitcher From Royals

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a move to bolster their pitching roster, acquiring left-hander Ryan Yarbrough from the Kansas City Royals.

In exchange for Yarbrough, the Royals receive minor league infielders Devin Mann and Derlin Figueroa, who show potential for the future.

Yarbrough, aged 31, brings a mix of performances this season, with a 4.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 29 strikeouts over 51 innings.

Despite earlier facial fractures, he has shown resilience and impressive form since returning from the injured list. With the Dodgers, he is expected to serve as a valuable long-relief pitcher, while occasionally making spot starts as needed.

The acquisition of Yarbrough comes at a crucial juncture for the Dodgers, who have been relying on young pitchers to fill their rotation.

The addition of Yarbrough provides experienced depth and allows better management of innings as they approach the latter part of the season. This move also helps the Royals as they gain two talented prospects in Mann and Figueroa, enhancing their future prospects.

It's worth noting that Yarbrough's presence in the Dodgers' roster is a rental move since he will become a free agent after the season.

In his last five starts, he has been fantastic, recording a 2.08 ERA with 17 strikeouts across 30.1 innings. Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports