The Dodgers turned in the winning bid of 25,737,737 and have secured exclusive negotiating rights for Korean left-handed pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin, according to FOXSports.com. They now have 30 days to work out a contract with Hyun-Jins agent, Scott Boras.
Given how much of an investment the Dodgers are likely to make here, it will be interesting to see whether this will take them out of the running for free agent starters like Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez or Hiroki Kuroda. Of course, they are spending money like its going out of style, so who knows.
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A Giants minor leaguer made history on Tuesday night in Kentucky.
Left-handed pitcher Domenic Mazza pitched a perfect game for the Augusta GreenJackets against the Lexington Legends.
It is the first nine-inning perfect game in the history of the Class-A South Atlanta League.
Mazza needed just 85 pitches to complete the feat and struck out nine Legends batters in the effort. The last three outs were all flyball outs and the final out set off a wild celebration by GreenJackets players, who mobbed Mazza.
Including Tuesday's performance, the 22-year-old Mazza owns a 3.48 ERA in four starts for Augusta this season. In 2016, he made 14 starts for Augusta and compiled a 3.93 ERA.
Born in Walnut Creek, Mazza attended Clayton Valley High School and played his college ball at UC Santa Barbara. The Giants drafted him in the 22nd round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
Anything you can do, I can do better.
A day after the Giants called up top prospect Christian Arroyo, the Dodgers have summoned their top prospect Cody Bellinger.
Like Arroyo, Bellinger is 21 years old. But the Dodgers' first base prospect is more highly touted.
Entering the 2017 season, Baseball America had Bellinger ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in baseball while ESPN's Keith Law had him at No. 6. Since the beginning of the season, with prospects ahead of him graduating to the major leagues, Bellinger moved up to No. 3 on Law's list.
Arroyo and Bellinger are getting a taste of the Giants-Dodgers rivalry right away. Arroyo made his debut Monday and batted sixth. On Tuesday, Bellinger is batting eighth against Ty Blach and playing left field.
In 18 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, Bellinger hit .343/.429/.627 with four doubles, five home runs, 15 RBI and seven stolen bases.
To make room on the 25-man roster, the Dodgers optioned outfielder Brett Eibner to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Joe Gunkel was designated for assignment.