Hey look, an actual trade. The Marlins have acquired left-hander Chris Reed from the Dodgers in exchange for lefty Grant Dayton, according to a team announcement. Reed was recently designated for assignment by the Dodgers, and will be sent to the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate.
Reed, 25, was the Dodgers' first-round pick in the 2011 draft (16th overall) and was ranked by Baseball America as one of the best prospects in the team's system for each of the last four seasons. He was rated as the tenth-best prospect in the team's system after last season before struggling to a 5.97 ERA in 24 appearances between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, serving only as a reliever. He will provide bullpen depth for the Marlins, who are taking a low-risk gamble on a once highly-prized left-handed arm.
At the time of the trade, Reed was ranked as the Dodgers' tenth-best prospect by MLB.com. He is known for relying on sink instead of velocity, though has struggled with control throughout his pro career.
Dayton, 27, was the Marlins' eleventh-round pick in the 2010 draft and has pitched to a 2.83 ERA in 25 relief appearances for Triple-A New Orleans this year. He was not ranked among Miami's top thirty best prospects on MLB.com or Baseball America's list at the end of last season despite solid minor-league numbers.