The Dodgers are looking to add to their rotation before the season starts with the addition of left-hander Mark Buescher to a trade with the San Francisco Giants.
Continue Reading Below”The Dodgers have agreed to send outfielder Scott Van Slyke to San Francisco for right-hander Buehrer, according to multiple reports,” ESPN’s Buster Olney reported.
“Buehrers $1.8MM salary, $1MM club option, and $250K buyout are among the terms of the deal.
Bueres signing is expected to be announced this afternoon.”
Buehrler, 31, has pitched in just 11 games this season and has yet to post a strikeout or walk.
He had been projected to be a late-inning arm in the Dodgers’ rotation.
Buehmers contract has a club option for 2019 that will pay him $1 million this season.
The Giants, meanwhile, are reportedly seeking a second baseman who can play third base.
Bueser has been one of the game’s top young hitters since being selected in the sixth round of the 2015 draft.
He has been on the disabled list with a strained oblique since mid-July.
Buescher has a career .297/.363/.490 batting line, and he has struck out 10.7 percent of the time.
Buster Olney of ESPN reported that Bueschner’s buyout will pay $250,000 to $300,000.