Dodgers Acquire Sheldon Neuse and Gus Varland from Athletics

Adam Kolarek and Cody Thomas move on

The Dodgers have acquired Infielder Sheldon Neuse and Right-Handed Starter (another one) Gus Varland from the A’s. Outfielder Cody Thomas and Left-Handed Reliever and World Series Champian Adam Kolarek were sent in return.

Adam Kolarek is an established Major League reliever while Cody Thomas has not made his MLB debut, yet, Thomas was a star in 2020 Spring Training and was the Dodgers #29 prospect. I have a soft spot for Thomas as he was the first player I ever interviewed.

Sheldon Neuse was the #5 prospect for the A’s and has already made his MLB debut in 2019. His slash in AAA in 2019 was .317/.389/.550. (AVG/OBP/SLG). Gus Varland is recovering from Tommy John surgery in early 2019 and was the #28 prospect with the A’s. His highest level was High-A ball in 2019.

We’ll have more details later.

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