Dodgers claim IF Mike Freeman, RHP Chris Heston from Mariners
The Mariners lost a pair of players on waiver claims to the Dodgers in one fell swoop on Friday.
Los Angeles has claimed both utility man Mike Freeman and right-handed pitcher Chris Heston. The Dodgers have optioned the duo to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Freeman, acquired late last season by Seattle from Arizona, appeared in 13 games in 2016 and 16 this year for the Mariners. The 29 year old played all four infield positions in his stint with the M’s, and manager Scott Servais took his utility player label to the extreme in his last appearance for Seattle, using Freeman for one inning on the mound in a blowout loss to the White Sox on May 20.
Heston, 29, appeared in two games with the Mariners after being acquired from the Giants last offseason. He started on May 21 for Seattle, giving up seven runs in three innings. He was DFA’d Wednesday to make room for new outfielder Andrew Aplin.