By Jon Weisman
In another Deadline Day move, the Dodgers acquired right-handed reliever Josh Fields from the Astros for minor-league first baseman Yordan Alvarez.
To make room Fields on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved Hyun-Jin Ryu to the 60-day disabled list. If healthy, Ryu is eligible to come off the disabled list after the first week of September.
Fields, who turns 31 on August 19, has a career 4.53 ERA in 150 MLB innings with a 1.26 WHIP and 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings. With Triple-A Fresno this season, Fields has a 1.65 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 10.5 K/9. He was selected in the first round of 2008 draft (20th overall) by Seattle.
A different Josh Fields OPSed .880 in 133 games for Triple-A Albuquerque in the Dodgers’ farm system in 2012.
The 19-year-old Alvarez was signed by the Dodgers as an amateur free agent on June 15 out of Las Tunas, Cuba.