Shortly after being designated for assignment by the Dodgers, Casey Sadler has found a new home. On Friday, the Dodgers announced they have sent Sadler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor-league player Clayton Daniel.
With the recent signing of Alex Wood, the 40-man roster was crowded, and there had to be an odd-man out. Unfortunately, it had to be Sadler.
Sadler, 29, was acquired mid-season from the Tampa Bay Rays last season. He made 24 appearances with LA, including one start. He went 4-0, posting an ERA of 2.33, a WHIP of 1.22 and a FIP of 4.40. In 27 innings, Sadler struck out 20 and walked eight. Sadler has been in the Majors for parts of four seasons, going 5-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 42 games.
Daniel, 24, comes to LA in the trade, having spent two seasons in the Cubs organization. Out of Jacksonville State University in Alabama, Daniel was selected in the 31st round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft. During his two seasons, he has hit .290 with an OPS of .746. Last season he split his time between Low-A South Bend and Double-A Tennessee, hitting a combined .305/.397/.402/.799 with 11 doubles, two homers and 21 RBI.
He has spent majority of his time playing second base, where he’s logged 71 games there. Daniel also has experience playing third base (11 games) as well as shortstop (30 games). He’s been assigned to the Great Lakes Loons.