The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday afternoon claimed right-handed pitcher Jordan Jankowski from the Houston Astros and sent right-hander Jacob Rhame to the Mets to complete the Curtis Granderson trade.
Jankowski, 28, was immediately optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Jankowski has gone 24-16 with a 3.46 ERA in 233 games in six minor league seasons in the Houston organization, striking out 509 in an even 421 innings and limiting opponents to a .228 batting average. He made his Major League debut on May 24 against the Tigers. Jankowski allowed six runs in 4-1/3 innings in three big league games with the Astros this year before being designated for assignment last Monday.
The Pennsylvania native spent the majority of the 2017 season with Houston’s Triple-A Fresno, going 2-3 with a 5.13 ERA in 37 games. He was originally selected by the Astros in the 34th round of the 2012 draft out of Catawba College in North Carolina.
Jankowski’s fastball isn’t overwhelmingly powerful sitting right at 90-91 MPH, but he can mix in a decent slider and has developed a splitter since reaching the high minors.
Rhame, 24, went 0-2 with two saves and 4.31 ERA in 41 games this year with Triple-A Oklahoma City and has posted a 10-18 record with 29 saves and a 3.11 ERA in 210 minor league games in the Dodger organization after being selected in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.
TBPC profiled Rhame in February of last year.
(Jon Chapper provided the majority of information furnished in this report)