Dodgers acquire Josh Reddick, Rich Hill
By Jon Weisman
With less than three hours remaining in the 2016 non-waiver trade deadline, the Dodgers have made their first move. It might not be their only one.
The 29-year-old Reddick has a career-high .368 on-base percentage and 124 OPS+ this year in 272 plate appearances for Oakland. (He missed five weeks after fracturing his left thumb on a slide May 19.) His 121 weighted runs created is 12th among MLB right fielders.
Against right-handed pitching, Reddick has a .955 OPS this season.
Hill has had an unusual career. At age 36, in his 12th Major League season, he has only 576 big-league innings to his name. He actually is on the disabled list right now, dating back to July 20, because of a blister issue. He also missed pitching in June because of a left groin strain.
However, when healthy in 2016, he has dominated, throwing 76 innings in 14 starts with a 2.25 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings.
In Holmes, Montas and Cotton, the Dodgers are parting with their fifth-, eighth- and 13th-ranked prospects, according to MLB.com.
- Holmes, a 20-year-old who was a first-round pick in 2014, has a 4.02 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 8.5 K/9 in 105 1/3 innings for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
- Montas, 23, was acquired from the White Sox along with Trayce Thompson and Micah Johnson in the past offseason. Battling rib injuries this season, he has a 2.25 ERA in 16 innings with a 1.24 WHIP and 12.4 K/9.
- Cotton, 24, was drafted in the 20th round in 2012. He has a 4.90 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 11.0 K/9 in 97 1/3 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City.