A week after signing superstar two-way player Shohei Ohtani to a record-breaking deal, the Los Angeles Dodgers continued to add to the roster, trading for RHP Tyler Glasnow in a multi-player deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.

The full deal sent Glasnow to Los Angeles along with OF Manuel Margot and $4 million, with Tampa Bay acquiring RHP Ryan Pepiot and OF Jonny DeLuca. The deal was contingent upon Glasnow signing an extension, which he did, signing for five years, $136.5 million.

Glasnow, 30, has dealt with many injuries throughout his career. He pitched in 21 games in 2023, earning a 3.53 ERA, 118 ERA+, 2.91 FIP, 1.083 WHIP, and 12.2 K/9 in 120 innings pitched. At his best, Glasnow is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball, with his long stride being able to cut the distance from the mound to the plate. If he can stay healthy, he will be a huge weapon for the Dodgers in the years to come.

Margot, 29, is on the third team of his career, having played for the San Diego Padres before playing in Tampa Bay. In recent years, injuries have slowed him down, leading to a decrease in production. He often platooned with other outfielders in Tampa Bay but should find solid playing time with a Dodgers team that consistently is shuffling players in and out of the lineup based on matchups. In 2023, Margot played in 99 games, hitting .264, with a .310 OBP, .376 SLG, .686 OPS, 91 OPS+, 4 homers, and 38 RBI.

Pepiot, 26, made his MLB debut with the Dodgers in 2022. Pepiot made eight appearances for the Dodgers in 2023, with three of those appearances being starts. He allowed 10 earned runs, with a 204 ERA+, 4.18 FIP, 0.762 WHIP, and 8.1 K/9 in 42 innings pitched. Pepiot is under team control until 2028.

DeLuca, 25, made his major league debut in 2023 with the Dodgers. DeLuca appeared in 24 games for Los Angeles, hitting .262, with a .311 OBP, .429 SLG, .740 OPS, two homers, and six RBI. DeLuca is not scheduled to hit free agency until 2030.

The Dodgers will look to make more impact moves to their roster, as they continue to pursue Japanese SP Yoshinobu Yamamoto, among others. The Rays meanwhile will continue their roster shuffle as they do every offseason.


(Featured image via Stephen Brashear/AP)

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