Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Welcome to the Blue, Jedd Gyorko!

The Dodgers made a trade this morning, but it's not one we had hoped for. It has been announced, via a tweet from Ken Rosenthal, that the Dodgers have picked up infielder Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals. Who St. Louis got in return has not yet been announced. BTW, you can follow Jedd on twitter here: @JGyorko05. Per Jeff Todd at MLB Trade Rumors:
Gyorko, 30, is playing on a $13MM salary this year ($5MM of which is still property of the Padres) and comes with a $13MM option ($1MM buyout) for next season. It’s not clear whether the Dodgers will be stepping into the full obligation.
Though he’s currently on the injured list, Gyorko is expected back in relatively short order. He’s on the 60-day injured list at present, which means the Dodgers don’t have to open a 40-man roster spot for him. 
The Dodgers certainly have a wide array of players that fit Gyorko’s general description as a multi-positional player with a nice track record at the plate. But several of those players are currently dealing with injury issues, so the L.A. brass obviously decided to snag another.
This is definitely a depth play for the Dodgers. Gyorko can play all over the infield and even sports a solid bat when playing at Dodger Stadium. Over his career he is slashing .290/.347/.467/.815 in Los Angeles with four homers and 11 RBI in 118 plate appearances.

In celebration of his addition to the Dodgers I made the above custom fantasy baseball card of him that you can see above.

UPDATE: Here's an official announcement by the Dodgers, via their twitter:

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