The Dodgers on Monday made a few adjustments to the 40-man roster by selecting the contracts of right-handed pitchers Trevor Oaks and Dennis Santana. Space was created by designating righty reliever Josh Ravin for assignment after left-handed relief pitcher Grant Dayton was claimed off waivers by the Braves.
Trevor Oaks, a 24-year-old starter, spent the majority of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 16 games in 15 starts, and also struck out 72 batters against just 18 walks in 84.0 innings. In 80 career games during four professional seasons, Oaks has a 31-13 record with a 3.27 ERA, .258 opponents’ batting average and a 1.16 WHIP after being selected by Los Angeles in the seventh round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of California Baptist University.
Santana, 21, split last season with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa, combining to go 8-7 with a 4.11 ERA and striking out 129 batters against 45 walks in 118.1 innings in 24 games, 21 of which were starts. He began the season with the Quakes, earned a California League All-Star selection after going 5-6 with a 3.57 ERA in 17 games and striking out 92 batters in 85.2 innings. He was promoted to Tulsa on July 20 and went 3-1 with a 5.57 ERA in seven starts for the Drillers, while also leading the club to the Texas League championship. In the playoffs, he went 1-1 and tossed 13.0 scoreless innings in two starts and held hitters to a .184 average, while also striking out 18 batters against just three walks. Santana was originally signed by the Dodgers as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic on March 12, 2013.
Ravin, 29, went 2-2 with one save and posted a 5.05 ERA in 33 career games over three seasons with the Dodgers after being signed as a free agent on December 13, 2013. He spent much of his time with the Dodgers on the DL, both from a broken left radial bone in his arm incured from a car accident, and from a groin injury. He also was suspended 80 games for testing positive for pralmorelin.
Over two seasons with the Dodgers, Dayton, 29, went 1-1 with a 3.42 ERA in 54 relief appearances and held hitters to a .183 average after being acquired in a trade on July 15, 2015 from the Miami Marlins. He underwent Tommy John surgery this summer.
(Dai Sugiura provided the majority of information in this report)