The Los Angeles Dodgers have claimed 24-year-old pitcher Daniel Corcino off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds. In order to make room on the roster for Corcino, Los Angeles designated for assignment pitcher Ryan Dennick, whom they had claimed off waivers from the Reds Wednesday.
Corcino did see time in the majors with the Reds last season, posting a 4.34 ERA in 18 2/3 innings over five appearances, three of which were starts. A big plus for Corcino to the Dodgers is the fact that he has made 116 starts and 52 relief appearances in his minor league career, so he can provide depth for both LA's starting rotation and bullpen depending on need.
Other NL West News & Notes:
- The Dodgers are sitting outfielder Yasiel Puig for the third straight game with a sore hamstring. Starting in Puig's place in right field against the Rockies is lefty Andre Ethier, who has a career .827 OPS against Colorado. Eric Stephen has all the details at True Blue LA.
- Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is an absolute stud - Purple Row
"Hindsight is 20-20, but looking back at early scouting reports it's comical how far off many were in regards to his defensive projection. He's developed into one of baseball's best gloves, and his bat has been coming around since his debut."
- USD Star Kris Bryant will debut against the Padres today - Gaslamp Ball
"The rumors first started trickling late Wednesday that the Chicago Cubs would call up uber-prospect and former University of San Diego standout Kris Bryant for their next game. And wouldn't you know it? The Padres were coming into town to play the Cubbies for his debut."
- A history of Tim Lincecum and Buster Posey, in pictures - McCovey Chronicles
"The tale of Tim Lincecum and Buster Posey is a familiar one around here. But what really happened between them?"