On Tuesday Night, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a splash by acquiring Mookie Betts. However in a separate trade; Outfielder Joc Pederson was also traded to the Los Angeles Angels.
All off-season long, Jeff Passan of ESPN has been right on top of it. Once again, Passan is at the forefront of Pederson trade reports. This tweet was the first of an avalanche of Dodgers trade tweets.
Infielder Luis Rengifo is headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal for outfielder Joc Pederson, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 5, 2020
In case you’re wondering on Luis Rengifo – the infielder the Dodgers acquired from the Angels – do a quick once-over of his bbref page. As a rookie in 2019 he appeared in 108 games, mostly at second base but some at shortstop.
Moreover, Rengifo slashed .238/.321/.364 which doesn’t add up to pretty. However, he was worth 1.6 bWAR; which is noteworthy for a 22-year old utility infielder. Already, you can see him playing a role for the 2020 Dodgers in some of their swiss-army knife platoons and swaps around the diamond, adding versatility.