By Jon Weisman
Doubling down on their slots-for-tots strategy from earlier today, the Dodgers have acquired two minor leaguers — right-handed pitcher Caleb Dirks and outfielder Jordan Paroubeck — from Atlanta in exchange for international signing slot No. 87.
The 22-year-old Dirks, a Riverside native who will report to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, had a 0.68 ERA at two levels of Single-A ball this season, with 29 strikeouts and a 1.28 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings. That includes 16 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings since being promoted to Single-A Carolina on May 8.
Paroubeck, 20, had a .346 on-base percentage and .457 slugging percentage for San Diego’s Rookie-level squad in Arizona last year. He went to Atlanta as part of the Craig Kimbrel deal and has played in 25 extended spring training games this year. Paroubeck will head to Camelback Ranch for ongoing rehab of a minor quad injury.
The Dodgers also signed 27-year-old veteran right-hander Trevor Cahill, who was designated for assignment by Atlanta on June 19 after allowing 22 earned runs on 48 baserunners in 26 1/3 innings.
As of 6 p.m., the Dodgers had added 14 players to the organization today.