Dodgers acquire LHP McCreery from Braves

Switch-pitcher Venditte DFA'd to clear spot on 40-man roster

November 28th, 2018

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers acquired 6-foot-9 left-hander from the Braves for cash considerations on Wednesday. Los Angeles made room on the 40-man roster by designating for assignment switch-pitcher Pat Venditte.

McCreery, 25, pitched in one game for the Braves in 2018, splitting the rest of the season between Triple-A and Double-A. McCreery struck out 71, but he also walked 37 in 54 2/3 innings. He was designated for assignment by the Braves on Nov. 20.

Originally selected by the Angels in the 2014 MLB Draft, McCreery was traded to the Braves for in '16.