Dodgers claim minor-leaguer Layne Somsen

2016 Cincinnati Reds Photo DayBy Jon Weisman

Right-handed pitcher Layne Somsen has been claimed on waivers from the New York Yankees by the Dodgers, who moved right-hander Chin-hui Tsao (right triceps strain) to the 60-day disabled list.

The 27-year-old made his MLB debut with Cincinnati this season, allowing five runs in 2 1/3 innings, but has a 1.44 ERA, .149 opponents batting average, 1.00 WHIP and 10.4 K/9 in 14 minor-league appearances this year at Triple-A with the Reds’ and Yankees’ affiliates.  The Yankees claimed him from the Reds on May 24.

In his career, Somsen has a 2.42 ERA in 189 2/3 minor-league innings with 193 strikeouts. The native of Yankton could become the first South Dakotan to play for the Dodgers since Mark Ellis, and the first pitcher since Terry Forster.

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