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...