Pitcher Trevor Cahill has exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Dodgers to become a free agent, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports. The Dodgers signed Cahill to a minor league deal in early July, two weeks after he was released by the Braves.
In 28 2/3 innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City, Cahill compiled a 6.28 ERA with a 17/14 K/BB ratio. He made three starts and 12 relief appearances at the major league level for the Braves this season with poor results as well, leaving with a 7.52 ERA and a 14/11 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings.
Cahill went into spring training as a candidate for a starting rotation spot with the Diamondbacks, but they traded him to the Braves before the start of the regular season.
Braves minor league first baseman Braxton Davidson played the hero during the Arizona Fall League Championship Game on Saturday, but followed up his game-winning homer with what appeared to be a broken left foot.
Braxton had just lofted a 2-1 pitch from Nationals left-hander Taylor Guilbeau in the bottom of the 10th inning and was making his way around the bases when he started hopping on his right foot as he neared the plate. After being helped off the field, that the infielder was quickly taken to a local hospital for further examination, the results of which have yet to be made public.
The 22-year-old helped lift the Peoria Javelinas to their fifth AFL title and second since 2017. He went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Saturday’s finale over the Salt River Rafters. During the regular season, he completed his third consecutive campaign in High-A and slashed .171/.281/.365 with a career-high 20 home runs and a .646 OPS through 481 plate appearances.