LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers and transferred infielder Corey Seager to the 60-day injured list to make room for Wahl on the 40-man roster.
Wahl has spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues, posting an 0-2 record with a 7.63 ERA (13 ER/21.2 IP) and 16 strikeouts in stints with Oakland (2017), New York- NL (2018) and Milwaukee (2020). This year, he has split the season between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Nashville, allowing a combined 11 runs in 10.1 innings with 11 strikeouts. The 29-year old right-hander is 9-8 with a 3.80 ERA and 40-for-45 in save opportunities in 172 career minor league games. He was originally drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 First Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics out of the University of Mississippi.
Seager fractured his right wrist on May 15 against Washington and has missed 40 games since being placed on the injured list on May 16. The North Carolina native has played in 37 games, batting .265 (39-for-147) with four homers and 22 RBI this season. The NLCS and World Series MVP has been with the Dodgers since being drafted in the first round (18th overall) in the 2012 First Year Player Draft out of Northwest Cabarrus High School and has amassed 92 homers and 329 RBI with a .293 batting average in 578 career games with the Dodgers.