The Dodgers did trade for another pitcher after all at the trade deadline, acquiring left-hander Ryan Yarbrough from the Royals for Triple-A infielder Devin Mann and Arizona Complex League infielder/outfielder Derlin Figueroa, the team announced Tuesday.
Earlier Monday, the Dodgers reportedly had a deal in place for Eduardo Rodriguez of the Tigers, but the right-hander invoked his no-trade clause.
What Yarbrough’s role is with the Dodgers remains to be seen, but he’s both started and relieved this season for the Royals.
Yarbrough had a 4.24 ERA and 4.80 xERA in 51 innings for Kansas City this season in multiple roles, but since moving into the rotation has a 3.08 ERA in seven starts, with 24 strikeouts and six walks in 38 innings.
He’s been among the league leaders in preventing hard contact for his six years in the majors, including the previous five seasons with the Rays.
The 31-year-old Yarbrough still has one more year after this before reaching free agency, and still has one option year remaining, having been optioned in 2019 and 2022. He has not been optioned this season. But he passed five years of service time earlier this season and can refuse any minor league assignment.
Yarbrough is making $3 million this season, with about $1 million remaining.
Mann was hitting .307/.402/.541 with 14 home runs and a 125 wRC+ with Triple-A Oklahoma City, and leads the Pacific Coast League in doubles (33) and extra-base hits (48). Figueroa, a 19-year-old who was signed by the Dodgers out of the Dominican Republic in 2021, is hitting .237/.372/.376 in 31 games in the Arizona Complex League this season. He’s played right field, left field, and first base this season, and played all over the infield the previous two years in the Dominican Summer League.