Dodgers Acquire Tyler Olson from Seattle


Well, the Dodgers got a pitcher from Seattle.

After the Hisashi Iwakuma deal fell through, the Dodgers decided to go get another Seattle pitcher. Not Felix Hernandez.

The Dodgers acquired Tyler Olson from Seattle, and will be sending either a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Perhaps the most interesting fact about the 26-year-old Olson is that he throws left-handed and bats right-handed. Olson still has his rookie status in tact, despite making his debut with Seattle last year.

Olson appeared in 11 games for the Mariners. He didn’t allow a run in his first five appearances and only allowed runs in four of his 11 games. He only allowed two inherited runners to score in his appearances, but allowed seven earned runs in three of his appearances.

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Olson had an impressive 2.100 WHIP, aided by a remarkable stat. In his 13.1 innings pitched, Olson issued seven intentional walks (and three non-intentional). Shelby Miller led qualified starters in intentional walks with eight, but that came in over 200 innings. Olson pitched twice against the Dodgers last year and held them scoreless in 2 1/3 innings.

In all likelihood, Olson is a minor league guy that’ll be one of the first on the chopping block if they need to DFA someone else. Daniel Reynolds, who was claimed by the Dodgers earlier this month, was designated for assignment to make room for Olson.

Iwakuma is officially back with Seattle, as GM Jerry Dipoto made that official last night. His contract with Seattle is only guaranteed for one year with club options for two more years, which becomes guaranteed if he hits certain inning marks.

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In positive news, the Dodgers are reportedly on a Jonathan Papelbon‘s no-trade list. Papelbon can block a trade to the Dodgers among other teams.