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.

Brett Cecil placed on 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome

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On Monday, Cardinals reliever Brett Cecil was placed on the 10-day injured list due to Carpal Tunnel syndrome. Cecil, who notably lost 42 pounds since the end of the 2018 season, was having trouble with his mechanics throughout spring training and only logged two official Grapefruit League innings.

Cecil, 32, is entering the third year of his four-year, $30.5 million contract. He struggled last year, finishing with a 6.89 ERA and a 19/25 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings. The lefty dealt with shoulder and foot injuries during the season as well.

The Cardinals bolstered the bullpen in December, signing lefty Andrew Miller to a two-year, $25 million deal. It would be nice to have a healthy and effective Cecil, but the high-leverage workload will be managed by Miller and Jordan Hicks as well as Alex Reyes.

Cecil was among a handful of Cardinals to hit the injured list on Monday, joining Carlos Martínez (right shoulder cuff strain), Jedd Gyorko (right calf strain), Luke Gregerson (right shoulder impingement), and Justin Williams (right hand second metacarpal fracture).