The Dodgers have traded right-hander Josh Sborz to the Texas Rangers for a minor-league pitcher.
Sborz, 27, was the Dodgers’ second-round draft pick out of the University of Virginia in 2015. He made the majors briefly in each of the past two seasons, going 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA in 11 relief appearances.
Sborz was designated for assignment last week when the Dodgers needed to clear a roster spot for starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.
In exchange for Sborz, the Rangers will send the Dodgers 19-year-old Venezuelan right-hander Jhan Zambrano. Zambrano signed with the Rangers as a 16-year-old in July 2018 and made his professional debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2019. He went 5-2 with a 2.55 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 60 innings over 12 games (11 starts).
Meanwhile, the Dodgers also signed corner infielder Matt Davidson. Davidson, 29, was the Arizona Diamondbacks’ first-round draft pick in 2009. He has hit .223 in parts of five seasons with the Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Cincinnati Reds. He had two 20-homer seasons with the White Sox – 26 in 2017 and 20 in 2018. Davidson received a non-roster invitation to spring training.
Dodgers pitchers and catchers report for spring training on Wednesday with the first workout Thursday. The first full-squad workout is next Tuesday.