The Los Angeles Dodgers designated Tyler White and Kyle Garlick for assignment in order to make room on their 40-man roster for Mookie Betts, David Price, Brusdar Graterol and Luke Raley, who all were officially acquired in respective trades with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins.
The Dodgers’ 40-man roster remains full after Monday’s shuffling. It no longer includes Alex Verdugo, who was part of the package sent to the Red Sox, and Kenta Maeda as he was traded to the Twins.
L.A. now has seven days to trade, release or outright Garlick and White off the roster.
Garlick was among the nine rookies the Dodgers used throughout the 2019 season, and he was one of eight to make his MLB debut. The 27-year-old was drafted by the Dodgers in the 28th round in 2015 out of Cal Poly Pomona.
After a strong Spring Training and start to the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Garlick earned his first promotion to the Majors in the middle of May. From there, he bounced back and forth between the Minors and Majors, making the most of limited opportunities.
Garlick hit .250/.321/.521 with three home runs, four doubles, eight runs scored and six RBI over 30 games with the Dodgers. He also played in 81 games for OKC, batting an impressive .314/.382/.675 with 23 home runs, 25 doubles, 54 runs scored and 59 RBI.
The Dodgers acquired White from the Houston Astros last July in exchange for pitching prospect Andre Scrubb. He’d appeared in 71 games for the Astros up to that point, batting .225/.320/.330 with just three home runs.
White failed to find much success with the Dodgers, logging only 26 at-bats and hitting .045/.192/.045 before being shut down for the season because of a right trap strain.
While White didn’t make much of an impact for the Dodgers on the field, he was more known for being a member of the 2017 Astros team that won the World Series and has since been found to have electronically stole signs.
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