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Dodgers trade Joe Wieland to Mariners for infielder Erick Mejia

Dodgers trade Joe Wieland to Mariners for infielder Erick Mejia

Yesterday’s depth, today’s crowded piece.

The Dodgers suddenly found themselves with a full 40-man roster and work still to do, so Tuesday they traded right-hander Joe Wieland to the Mariners for infielder Erick Mejia.

Wieland was acquired last off-season in the five-player trade that sent Matt Kemp to the Padres and spent most of the year at triple-A Oklahoma City (10-5 4.59 ERA). He did make two starts for the Dodgers, though they did not go so well (0-1, 8.31).

Wieland will be 26 this month and had already avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $590,000 salary for the coming season. He also found himself in a crowded triple-A rotation situation with Julio...

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