LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers traded pitcher Carlos Frias to the Indians on Monday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
Frias was designated for assignment on Wednesday to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder Brett Eibner, who was acquired via trade from the Oakland A’s.
The right-hander was in the mix for the Dodgers’ fifth starter spot coming out of spring training, but an oblique injury curtailed that quest and sidelined him for the first month of the minor league season.
Frias had a 3.95 ERA in 10 games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, including six starts, with 32 strikeouts and 11 walks in 43⅓ innings.
He was called up for some bullpen insurance and pitched four scoreless innings in his one major league outing for the Dodgers, on July 7, but then missed the rest of the season with a strained right oblique.
Frias, 27, is 6-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 33 career games, including 15 starts, in parts of three major league seasons with the Dodgers, with 75 strikeouts and 34 strikeouts in 114 innings.