The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Chris Martin from the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Zach McKinstry
DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-hander Chris Martin from the Chicago Cubs for infielder-outfielder Zach McKinstry on Saturday.
Martin, 36, won a World Series with the Atlanta Braves last season and pitched three times in an NL Championship Series win over the Dodgers.
The 6-foot-8 reliever is 1-0 with a 4.31 ERA this season, striking out 40 batters with four walks in 31 1/3 innings. He will support a bullpen that is currently without injured pitchers Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen, Tommy Kahnle, Victor González and Danny Duffy.
McKinstry is a 27-year-old utility player with a .210 career batting average and eight homers in 193 plate appearances. A 33rd-round draft pick in 2016, McKinstry has played just four games since being taken off the injured list on July 6 with a neck injury.
McKinstry also played 48 games at Triple-A this season, where he hit .335 with four homers, 25 RBIs and a .904 OPS.
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