The Dodgers made another move, this one being official with the club. They signed infielder/outfielder Travis Blankenhorn to a deal, adding him to the 40-man roster. In a corresponding move, the Dodgers placed Dustin May on the 60-day IL.
Once the Dodgers place Edwin Rios on the 60-Day IL, they will have one additional spot remaining on the 40-man.
During his time in the minors, Blankenhorn has played 212 games at second base, 142 games at third base and 31 games in the outfield. He’s also briefly spent time at first base and shortstop. His ability to play all over is definitely something the Dodgers prioritize.
In regards to his bat, he’s a career .257 hitter with an OPS of .755. He’s hit 56 homers and driven in 245 runs in 456 games. The 24-year-old only has three major-league at bats under his belt, but he does have a double.
With a number of injuries to the club, this adds more depth with a glove that can play all over the diamond and a bat that has definitely put up some decent numbers.
In case you missed it, the Dodgers also reportedly signed RHP Nate Jones to a minor-league deal.