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Zach Lee traded to Seattle for infielder Chris Taylor

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Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jon Weisman

Chris Taylor, a 25-year-old shortstop who has been OPSing .845 for Seattle’s Triple-A team in Tacoma, has been acquired by the Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Zach Lee.

Taylor has a .387 on-base percentage and .457 slugging percentage this season. In 256 career big-league plate appearances with the Mariners, he has twin .296 on-base and slugging percentages. The 2012 fifth-round draft pick out of Virginia has also played second and third.

Lee, the Dodgers No. 1 draft pick in 2010 and a two-time minor-league pitcher of the year for the organization, has a 1.49 WHIP and 4.89 ERA in 73 2/3 innings this season for Triple-A Oklahoma City, with 57 strikeouts.

The 24-year-old Lee made one start for Los Angeles, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Mets on July 25. He ended up pitching 725 innings in the organization, dating back to 2011.


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  1. Odell, Patrick

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  2. myplane150

    Does this trade make sense? We need a slugger/spark or a starter, not another minor leaguer and certainly not another SS. Not getting a starter like Cueto in the offseason is looking worse and worse. Sure hope the front office has a plan.

  3. Jon is it possible this guy could be a starting SS next year with Seager moving to third?

    • Jon Weisman

      Don’t think there’s a plan to move Seager yet.

  4. Had Zach Lee demonstrated that he had no future with the Dodgers? I didn’t think one start like that meant a career, so I wouldn’t think that was it. But this trade … why?

  5. Zach needed a change of scenery and the Dodgers have plenty of young arms on the farm. We have a few coming off the DL and with Montas and a few more being groomed, The SS has some nice minor league numbers and SS’s twist ankles and other DL reasons, In three years, we will all be experts on this trade.

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