CLEVELAND (WKBN) -The Cleveland Guardians have officially traded shortstop Amed Rosario to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In exchange, the Guardians receive former All-Star starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard and cash considerations.
He is currently on the injured list with a blister issue, but is expected to join the Guardians in Chicago on Thursday. Syndergaard is slated to throw a bullpen session and could join the Cleveland rotation in the coming days.
“He (Syndergaard) is ready to rejoin the Major League rotation,” Cleveland President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti said.” He’s made a couple of rehab starts, so we will work with him and partner with him on a plan to help him join our major League rotation.
“As we look forward, it also provides us an opportunity to provide some playing time to Gabby (Gabriel) Arias and Tyler Freeman at the Major League level. And then lastly, it creates a roster spot for us to recall Oscar Gonzalez to the Major Leagues.”
The right-hander has struggled for the Dodgers this season, posting a record of 1-4 with a 7.16 ERA in 12 starts.
He has tossed 55.1 innings with 38 strikeouts.
Syndergaard, who is a free agent at the end of the 2023 season, has also previously pitched for the Mets, Angels, and Phillies. In eight total seasons in the big leagues, he has a combined record of 58-45 with a 3.65 ERA. In 158 games, he has pitched 908 innings with 910 career strikeouts.
He was a first-round selection (38th overall) by Toronto in the 2010 MLB Draft and was traded to the Mets in December 2012.
Rosario batted .265 with 19 doubles, 6 triples, 3 home runs, and 40 RBI in 94 games for Cleveland this season.
He was originally acquired by Cleveland in the blockbuster trade that sent Francisco Lindor to the Mets.
The trade clears a spot for young infield prospects Tyler Freeman, Gabriel Arias, and Brayan Rocchio to see action at shortstop.