LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers continued their trimming of the fringes of the 40-man roster on Tuesday, sending pitcher Tyler Olson and infielder Ronald Torreyes to the Yankees in exchange for minor league corner man Rob Segedin plus a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Olson was designated for assignment on Jan. 6 to make room on the 40-man roster for Brandon Beachy, who returned to Los Angeles on a one-year deal. Olson was acquired from the Mariners for cash on Dec. 18.
Torreyes was designated for assignment on Jan. 7 to make room for Kenta Maeda, who inked an eight-year deal with the Dodgers. Torreyes, unlike Olson, at least got to play in the Dodgers organization before getting dealt. Torreyes hit .295/.347/.406 in 62 games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, and made his major league debut in September, going 2-for-6 with a double and walk in eight games.
Segedin, who turned 27 in November, hit .287/.360/.426 with seven home runs and 12 doubles in 71 games between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After June 1, he hit .315/.392/.463 in 44 games.
The right-hander, who was drafted by the Yankees in the third round in 2010, started 39 games at first base in 2015, 19 games at third base, and two more in left field. In parts of six minor league seasons, the majority of Segedin's starts have come at third base (261), with 153 starts at the other three corner spots combined — 66 starts in right field, 44 in left field and 43 at first base.
Segedin is not on the 40-man roster.