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Dodgers send LHP Leo Crawford to Brewers to complete Corey Knebel trade

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Crawford is the player to be named later from the December 2 deal

Leo Crawford
Leo Crawford
Rich Crimi ~ Tulsa Drillers

The player to be named later in the Corey Knebel trade has been named. The Dodgers sent minor league pitcher Leo Crawford to the Brewers to complete the December 2 trade for the reliever.

Crawford was signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent out of Nicaragua in July 2014. The left-hander started and pitched the first 6⅓ innings of a combined no-hitter as an 18-year-old for the Dodgers’ Dominican Summer League team in 2015.

In 2019, Crawford had a 2.81 ERA between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, with 134 strikeouts and 27 walks in 121⅔ innings. He was not in the Dodgers’ player pool in 2020, and turns 24 in January.

At FanGraphs, Eric Longenhagen’s rankings of Dodgers prospects in the organization runs 47 deep. For what it’s worth, Crawford is not listed in that group, nor was he listed in Baseball America’s top 30 Dodgers prospects at midseason.

With the Knebel trade, the Dodgers’ 40-man roster is at 37.

There is one unresolved transaction still pending. The second player to be named later from the Blue Jays in the Ross Stripling trade hasn’t yet been named, but there is still over two months until that technically has to happen.