There was a lot of roster reconstruction on Monday, so bear with me as we get through all the moves.
First, the Dodgers claimed two players off waivers. They claimed catcher Anthony Bemboom off waivers from the Angels. The 31-year-old was designated for assignment by the Halos on Saturday. LA adds a third catcher to the 40-man roster, as Will Smith and Austin Barnes are currently the only two. The Dodgers recently had Chad Wallach, but he was claimed off waivers by the Angels. Talk about full circle.
Bemboom will likely report to Triple-A, where (hopefully) he’ll never have to be called up by the Dodgers. In 54 career big-league games, Bemboom is hitting .178 with an OPS of .528 to go along with four homers and 11 runs driven in.
The other move the Dodgers made was claiming right-handed pitcher Conner Greene off waivers from the Orioles. The 26-year-old was designated for assignment on Saturday. He appeared in 3 2⁄3 innings with Baltimore this season and allowed six runs. Greene has appeared in 181 games throughout his minor-league career. He owns a 4.34 ERA and has 569 strikeouts in 729 2⁄3 innings of work.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred both Clayton Kershaw and Danny Duffy to the 60-day IL. Now before we get too worried, this doesn’t necessarily mean either player had a setback.
For Kershaw, he’s eligible to return on September 5, which is about the timeline him and Dave Roberts have given in the past week. For Duffy, he’s eligible to return on September 15.