As a prospect hoarder, I’m not usually happy when the team trades a somewhat legitimate prospect for a 28-year-old lefty who has all of 17 innings pitched in the majors (and a 9.00 ERA — yay small sample sizes). But that’s (kinda) what happened on Sunday.
The Dodgers sent Duke von Schamann to the Indians in exchange for left-handed reliever Colt Hynes. I think Mike said it best:
What is a Colt Hynes?
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) April 6, 2014
The Indians had designated Hynes for assignment on March 30 and needed to do something with him within 10 days of the move. He was drafted in the 31st round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Padres out of Texas Tech University. Ironically, von Schamann is also a graduate of Texas Tech. He was purchased (basically, traded for money) by the Indians on Oct. 31.
I’m not exactly sure why the Dodgers needed a left-hander who is ticketed for Triple-A and could be recalled on an “as-needed” basis. But this does make you wonder (slightly) about the hea...