The Dodgers entered the 2019 trade deadline with an MLB-best 71-39 record and a commanding 15 game lead in the National League West. With another playoff birth all but a forgone conclusion, many assumed the Dodgers would bolster their bullpen at the trade deadline.
Surprisingly, the Dodgers did not add another arm to bolster their 11th-ranked bullpen, instead opting to add veteran infielder Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals. Gyorko, a career .246 hitter with 112 home runs, will give the Dodgers some depth at the middle infield positions.
Gyorko is currently listed on the 60-day IL with a back injury but should be able to help the team in September when rosters expand to 40 players and when the team makes their playoff run.