Dodgers Rumor Round-Up: Machado, Pollock, Minor Leagues
The Dodgers have been quiet on the Big-League side of the transaction sheet but the minor league news has been pouring in non-stop since day one of the offseason.
Recently, there has been plenty of news pertaining to the Dodgers and I will put the highlights in here.
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Earlier this month, the Dodgers signed right-handed pitcher, Markus Solbach to a minor league pact. Solbach, a German born pitcher is currently playing in the Australian Professional Baseball League and has spent time in the minor leagues in years past. Solbach has played in the Diamondback’s farm system and the Twins. He has 27-years old.
With regards to Solbach, the Dodgers have placed him on the Tulsa Drillers roster although a solid Spring Training showing could change that. For now though, Solbach is in Double-A.
The Dodgers signed catcher, Josh Thole to a minor league deal this week. Thole, a 13-year veteran of the sport, has spent time with the Mets and Blue Jays in the major leagues and has also played in the Tigers system.
Thole has not appeared in the Majors since 2016 and will likely serve as deep minor league depth for the Dodgers in 2019.
Finally, now former Dodger prospect, Isaac Anderson chose to retire this week. Anderson, a 25-year old right-handed pitcher, was never able to exceed Double-A in his career and I would assume that played a large factor in his decision to call it a career.
In his time with the Dodgers, the former 40th round pick had a 4.59 ERA in four seasons and was a key factor in the Drillers Texas League championship last year. Anderson did not provide any comments to my knowledge on the decision.
That wraps up the minor league rumors for this Rumor Round-Up but one thing is certain, whether it’s major or minor league, the Dodgers’ offseason is not done yet.