The trade deadline is less than a week away, and the Dodgers have already started making moves. According to Jake Kaplan of the Athletic, and Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Dodgers have acquired first-baseman Tyler White from the Houston Astros.
Tyler White has been traded from the Astros to the Dodgers for minor league RHP Andre Scrubb, per source. @jakemkaplan had White to Dodgers first.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 25, 2019
White, 28, was recently designated for assignment by the Astros. On the season, White is hitting .225/.320/.330/.650 with three home runs and 21 RBI. Though he’s having a down season, he’s shown flashes of being a capable major-league starter.
From 2017-2018, he appeared in 88 games, hitting 15 home runs and driving in 52 while slashing .277/.349/.531/.880.
Andre Scrubb, 24, is currently in Double-A with the Tulsa Drillers. He’s appeared in 29 games this season, with 27 of them being out of the bullpen. He’s 6-1 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. In 47 2⁄3 innings he has 56 strikeouts, and is holding opponents to a .200 average.
Over the course of his minor-league career, he’s appeared in 108 games. He’s gone 21-6 with an ERA of 2.45. In 175 innings, he has 201 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.25.