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Get to Know Dodgers Newest Reliever Josh Fields, Acquired from Astros

In a last-minute deadline deal, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired relief pitcher Josh Fields from the Houston Astros on Monday.

This one got in just under the gun.

In a last-second trade deadline deal, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired right-handed relief pitcher Josh Fields from the Houston Astros for minor-league prospect Yordan Alvarez.

Fields, 30, has spent most of this season bouncing between the big leagues and in Triple-A Freshno where he is 1-0 with a save and a 1.65 ERA in 23 relief appearances. 

Unfortunately for the right-hander out of the University of Georgia, those numbers don't translate to the big leagues where Fields has a 6.89 ERA in 15 appearances this season with the Astros. 

Fields has been around the league a long time and was originally selected in the 2008 MLB Draft in the first round (20th overall).

To make room for Fields on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu to the 60-day disabled list with elbow tendinitis. Ryu now cannot come off the DL until the first week of September.

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