Los Angeles Dodgers Claim Former Top Prospect Outfielder Off Waivers

The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a move to enhance their outfield depth by claiming Taylor Trammell off waivers from the Seattle Mariners.

In a corresponding move, the team has released pitcher Matt Gage.

Trammell, a left-handed hitting outfielder and former top prospect, arrives in Los Angeles amidst uncertainties surrounding the Dodgers' outfield production.

Despite his struggles to translate minor league success into consistent major league performance, Trammell's acquisition underscores the Dodgers' confidence in finding players' potential to revitalize their careers.

Trammell's journey from a highly regarded prospect to waiver claim reflects the ups and downs of professional baseball. Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the first round of the 2016 MLB Draft, he has since traversed through various organizations without establishing a firm foothold in the big leagues.

However, with the Dodgers renowned for their ability to revitalize struggling players' careers, Trammell's arrival presents an opportunity for him to rediscover the promise that once made him a top draft pick.

Over his three-year career in the MLB, the 26-year-old holds a poor .168/.270/.368 triple-slash line, with 15 home runs, 39 RBIs, four stolen bases, and 45 runs scored across 116 games played.

For his minor-league career, Trammell holds a much better .271/.369/.436 slash line, along with 71 home runs, 319 RBIs, 143 stolen bases, and 371 runs scored over 604 games played.

Trammell was drafted 35th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2016 MLB Draft. Photo Credit: Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports