Saturday, June 3, 2017

Goodbye, Jason Wheeler

The Dodgers then optioned Wheeler to Triple A, so he at least remains on their 40-man roster and readily available for recall. Considering the lengthy injury history of much of their rotation, that's a very real possibility.

It's unclear if the Dodgers officially claimed him on waivers or if they offered the Twins a bit extra to jump the line. If they see Wheeler as a legitimately major-league ready back-of-the-rotation starter and an upgrade on their rotation depth, I can see them deciding not to risk having a lesser team land him on waivers. And the Twins might as well take a little extra in exchange once they know Wheeler will be claimed.

Either way, the lefty is gone from the Twins organization, and good luck to him.

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