Dodgers acquire Andy Wilkins, designate Scott Baker for assignment


The Dodgers acquired first baseman Andy Wilkins from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, per the team’s official Twitter. To make room for him on the active roster, the Dodgers designated pitcher Scott Baker for assignment.

Wilkins, 26, made his major league debut last season with the White Sox, but posted a meager .364 OPS in 45 plate appearances. With Triple-A Buffalo to begin the season, Wilkins hit .264/.353/.319 in 85 PA. He has primarily played first base but has some limited experience at third base as well.

Baker, 33, made two starts for the Dodgers this season. He allowed seven runs on 11 hits and three walks while striking out eight in 11 innings.

ALCS Game 3 lineups announced: Jose Altuve will DH, Rafael Devers sits

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As expected, Jose Altuve will serve as the designated hitter for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Red Sox this afternoon.

Altuve has been bothered by a right knee injury, so A.J. Hinch has chosen to give his legs a bit of a breather. In his place at the keystone will be Marwin Gonzalez, putting Tony Kemp in left field. Brian McCann is behind the plate.

For Boston, a lefty on the mound means that Rafael Devers will sit in favor of Eduardo Nunez at third base while Christian Vazquez will do the catching.

Red Sox

1. Mookie Betts (R) RF
2. Andrew Benintendi (L) LF
3. J.D. Martinez (R) DH
4. Xander Bogaerts (R)  SS
5. Steve Pearce (R) 1B
6. Eduard Nunez (R) 3B
7. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
8. Christian Vazquez (R) C
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L)  CF


1. George Springer (R) CF
2. Jose Altuve (R) DH
3. Alex Bregman (R) 3B
4. Yuli Gurriel (R) 1B
5. Marwin Gonzalez (S) 2B
6. Josh Reddick (L) RF
7. Carlos Correa (R) SS
8. Brian McCann (L) C
9. Tony Kemp (L) LF