Making Moves: Sulbaran dealt, Onelki promoted, 1 demoted, 1 outrighted, 1 released, 2 signed


The Dodgers completed the Drew Butera trade, sending 19-year-old southpaw Miguel Sulbaran to Minnesota.

Chad gave info on Sulbaran and thoughts on the trade here.

Personally, I think it’s a complete win for the Twins and another terrible Ned Colletti trade.


John Baker was outrighted from the 40-man roster, which opens up a spot, so the current count sits at 39.

The Dodgers announced that they have outrighted catcher John Baker from the 40-man roster, leaving the current count at 39. The 32-year-old was claimed off of waivers from the Padres back in mid-June and has hit just .183/.278/.247 in 108 Triple-A plate appearances in the Dodgers organization.

He’s less important with Butera in the fold.


Onelki Garcia was promoted to Triple-A, and Rob Rasmussen was demoted to Double-A Chattanooga.

Left-handed pitcher Onelki Garcia joins the Albuquerque Isotopes today, August 11, from Double-A Chattanooga. In a corresponding move, southpaw Rob Rasmussen was sent to Chattanooga.

Garcia, drafted in 2012, has shot through the system. He misses plenty of bats but will have to cut down on the free passes going forward.


The Dodgers released Ian Stewart and added catcher Eliezer Alfonzo to the Triple-A roster.

Catcher Eliezer Alfonzo joins the Albuquerque Isotopes today, August 12, from the Diablos Rojos del Mexico of the Mexican League. In a corresponding move, infielder Ian Stewart was released today.

The Dodgers have been making lateral moves all season long as they seek to address the lack of catching depth in the upper levels of the system.


The Dodgers signed undrafted free agent outfielder Stefen Henderson (Academy Of Art, California) and independent-league pitcher Edwin Carl (Schaumburg, Frontier League).


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