Dodgers Trade Rumors: Jair Camargo Included In Trade With Twins
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After negotiations in a three-team trade with the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins reached an impasse, the Los Angeles Dodgers began to work on completing separate deals in order to acquire Mookie Betts and David Price.

They eventually managed to accomplish as much, adding to Alex Verdugo in the form of Jeter Downs and Connor Wong in order to appease the Red Sox. The trade was officially announced Monday, marking the end of a nearly week-long saga.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ trade with the Twins has yet to be finalized. That deal calls for L.A. to receive Brusdar Graterol, Luke Raley and a pick in the 2020 MLB Draft in exchange for Kenta Maeda, cash considerations and a prospect.

The identity of that Minor Leaguer has now been revealed to be Jair Camargo, per Dan Hayes of The Athletic:

The Dodgers signed Camargo out of Colombia in July 2015, a mere 10 day after his 16th birthday. He spent all of 2016 playing for the Dominican Summer League Dodgers before making the jump stateside to play in the Arizona League.

Camargo joined Rookie-level Ogden in 2018 and spent all of last season with Low-A Great Lakes. He appeared in 79 games and hit .236/.301/.342 with 18 doubles, four home runs and 41 RBI.

Although Camargo was considered a prospect on the rise in some regard, he also was buried in the Dodgers organization behind the likes of Will Smith, Keibert Ruiz and Diego Cartaya. That seemingly was a factor in the trade with the Twins, and also in L.A. sending Downs and Wong to Boston.

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