The Dodgers added another pitcher on Saturday, claiming right-hander Ashton Goudeau off waivers from the Giants.
The 28-year-old made his major league debut last season for the Rockies, allowing seven runs on 15 hits in 8⅓ innings, with two strikeouts and a pair of walks. That included allowing three runs in one inning at Dodger Stadium on August 23, including home runs by Max Muncy and Mookie Betts.
In his last full season, with Double-A Hartford in 2019, Goudeau had a 2.07 ERA in 16 starts, with 91 strikeouts and 12 walks in 78⅓ innings.
Since the end of the 2020 season, Goudeau has made the rounds transactionally, claimed on waivers by the Pirates in November, the Orioles in December, the Giants on March 18, and now the Dodgers.
The Dodgers will need to make room on the 40-man roster for Goudeau, which could either mean placing someone on the 60-day injured list or designating someone for assignment. If a player was on the COVID-19 related injured list, that wouldn’t count against the 40-man roster, and would create the room needed for such a waiver claim. The Dodgers haven’t yet announced the corresponding roster move.
Goudeau has two option years remaining, having used one in 2020.