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Dodgers acquire Jaime Schultz from Rays

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On Tuesday, the Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Jaime Schultz from Tampa Bay. In the deal, the Dodgers sent minor-leaguer Caleb Sampen to the Rays.

Schultz, 27, played 22 games with the Rays in 2018. With 21 of those appearances coming out of the bullpen, he went 2-2 with an ERA of 5.64. He had 35 strikeouts in 30 13 innings of work, and held opponents to a .175 average.

On the other hand, he also walked 17 batters and allowed 6 home runs.

Taken in the 14th round of the 2013 MLB Draft, Schultz has a career record of 22-17 with an ERA of 3.57 in the minors. He has 555 strikeouts in 425 23 innings, with a WHIP of 1.41.

Per Eric Stephen, Schultz “used options in 2017 and 2018, and has one option year left.“

Sampen, 22, was drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2018 MLB Draft. In Ogden, he appeared in 13 games, starting 11 of them. He allowed 17 runs in 30 13 innings, while striking out 43.

The Dodgers’ 40-man roster currently sits at 38.