Dodgers acquire Jason Wheeler from Twins

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LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Jason Wheeler from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for cash considerations and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Wheeler, 26, saw his first big-league action this year with Minnesota, allowing five runs (three earned) in 3.0 innings in two relief appearances, and has combined to go 55-37 with a 3.70 ERA in 140 games (139 starts) in six minor league seasons in the Twins’ organization. A Triple-A International League All-Star in 2016, Wheeler went 4-1 with a 4.50 ERA in eight games (seven starts) with Triple-A Rochester this year before earning his big-league call-up on May 29 and being designated for assignment on June 1. The Torrance, CA, native was originally selected by the Twins in the eighth round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Loyola Marymount.

To create room on the 40-man roster, Los Angeles transferred infielder/outfielder Rob Segedin to the 60-day disabled list. Segedin was originally placed on the DL on April 19 with a right great toe strain.

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