Dodgers pick up reliever Casey Fien
By Cary Osborne
The Dodgers swooped in on Saturday and claimed right-handed reliever Casey Fien, who was placed on waivers by the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.
Between 2013 and 2015, Fien had the sixth-best strikeout-to-walk ratio among relievers in the Majors at 5.5. His 3.9 percent walk rate in that span was fifth.
He had a 3.55 ERA/1.09 WHIP in 62 games for the Twins last year. However, the home-run ball hurt him this year with the Twins. He surrendered five in 13 2/3 innings and had a 7.90 ERA/1.76 WHIP in 14 appearances.
In a corresponding move, the Dodgers moved Hyun-Jin Ryu to the 60-day disabled list, which puts the soonest he can come off the DL at May 24. Ryu is moving closer to a rehab assignment, as Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reported, after throwing more than 50 pitches in a two-inning bullpen session against hitters Thursday.