LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers made a pair of moves involving right-handed pitchers on Sunday, sending Jacob Rhame to the Mets as the player to be named later to complete the Curtis Granderson trade, and claiming Jordan Jankowski from the Astros.
Rhame was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster last November, and spent all of 2017 with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old had a 3.29 ERA in 54 games in Triple-A, with 70 strikeouts and 28 walks in 63 innings, with seven saves.
The Dodgers drafted Rhame in the sixth round in 2013 out of Grayson College in Texas.
Big thanks to the Dodgers Org. Couldn't have asked for a better staff or group of teammates to start my career with. Excited to be a Met— Jacob Rhame (@jRhame16) August 20, 2017
Sending Rhame to New York opened up a 40-man spot for Jankowski, who was designated for assignment by Houston on Monday. The 28-year-old made his major league debut this season with the Astros, pitching three games in relief, allowing six runs on seven hits in 4⅓ innings.
In 37 relief appearances this season with Triple-A Fresno, Jankowski posted a 5.13 ERA with 10 saves, with 53 strikeouts and 23 walks in 40⅓ innings.
The Dodgers optioned Jankowski to Oklahoma City. He has two option years remaining after 2017.