Dodgers acquire Zach Walters, James Ramsey from the Indians

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0 Comments’s Jordan Bastian reports that the Dodgers have acquired utilityman Zach Walters and outfielder James Ramsey from the Indians in exchange for cash considerations.

Walters, 26, has now been traded three times in his brief career. The Diamondbacks sent him to the Nationals at the trade deadline in 2011 for Jason Marquis. Three years later, at the deadline, the Nationals traded him to the Indians for Asdrubal Cabrera. In 176 big league plate appearances, Walters has hit .182/.233/.394 with 10 home runs and 21 RBI.

Ramsey, 26, repeated at Triple-A Columbus last year and hit .243/.327/.382 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 503 plate appearances. The Indians designated him for assignment last Monday.

Kyle Gibson, Orioles finalize 1-year, $10M contract

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SAN DIEGO – Right-hander Kyle Gibson and the Baltimore Orioles finalized a one-year, $10 million contract.

The 35-year-old would receive a $150,000 assignment bonus if traded, payable by the receiving team. He also can earn a $25,000 bonus if he is elected or selected for the All-Star team. Gibson was an All-Star in 2021.

Gibson was 10-8 with a 5.05 ERA in 31 starts for Philadelphia last season. He also pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings in two relief appearances in the postseason for the NL champions.

Baltimore gained another experienced arm as it looks to build on its surprising season. After losing 110 games the previous year, the Orioles contended for an AL wild card for much of the summer before finishing 83-79 for the franchise’s first winning record since 2016.

Gibson was an AL All-Star in 2021, going 6-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 19 starts for Texas. He was traded to Philadelphia that July, and he went 4-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 12 appearances for the Phillies down the stretch.

The 6-foot-6 Gibson was selected by Minnesota in the first round of the 2009 amateur draft. He made his big league debut with the Twins in 2013.

He spent his first first seven seasons with Minnesota, going 67-68 with a 4.52 ERA in 193 games, including 188 starts. He had his best year in 2018, finishing with a career-low 3.62 ERA in a career-best 196 2/3 innings.

Gibson, who signed a $28 million, three-year contract with Texas in December 2019, is 89-91 with a 4.52 ERA in 267 major league games.