LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays Friday and sent him to the minor leagues, adding a bit more depth to the system. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated former first-round pick Chris Reed for assignment.
Guilmet, 27, has a 1.84 ERA in 23 games between a couple of Triple-A stops this season. Amazingly, the Dodgers are Guilmet's fifth organization in the past year-and-a-half. The Rays claimed him from Toronto in May. According to Fangraphs, his average fastball velocity this season is 87.6 miles per hour. He also throws a slider and split-finger fastball.
Reed, a left-handed pitcher, was 2-2 with a 5.97 ERA between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He as the team’s top pick out of Stanford in 2011.