All continues to be quiet on the western front for the Dodgers and most of baseball. The only recent moves include the reported signings of two players to minor league contracts.
Paulo Orlando was a late bloomer in the baseball world, making his major league debut with the Kansas City Royals in 2015 at the age of 29. He was a member of their World Series team and had a walk-off game slam in July of that year. He has been with the Royals since 2009, playing in the majors for a bit of each of the last four seasons. His best season was in 2016, when he played in 128 games and slashed .302/.329/.405/.734 with five home runs and 24 doubles.
He was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent out of Brazil in 2005.
Now at 33 years of age, the right-handed hitting outfielder hasn’t played more than 40 games in the majors in either of the last two years and spent most of last season in Triple-A Omaha. Over 75 games for the Storm Chasers, he hit .270/.319/.467/.786 with 12 home runs and 17 doubles.
Orlando was named the fastest baserunner in the White Sox system prior to the 2007 and 2008 seasons by Baseball America. Defensively, he can handle all three outfield spots.
The Dodgers also signed another right-handed hitting outfielder to a minor league contract, this one including an invitation to spring training. Cameron Perkins was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 2012 draft and has spent the majority of his career in the minors.
In 2017, he made his major league debut at the age of 26, when he played in 42 games. During that campaign, he hit only .182/.237/.273/.510 with one home run. He spent 2018 with the Seattle Mariners organization. In 94 games with Triple-A Tacoma, he slashed .257/.313/.423/.737 with 10 home runs and 25 doubles.
Over the course of his eight year professional career, the 6-foot-5 Perkins has played both corner infield spots, both corner outfield spots, as well as some limited center field.