Dodgers Trade Pitcher Who Lost Job After Yoshinobu Yamamoto Signing

The Los Angeles Dodgers player who was DFA'd to clear room for Yoshinobu Yamamoto has now been traded.
Aug 7, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Bryan Hudson (93) throws
Aug 7, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Bryan Hudson (93) throws / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have added some serious star power to their roster during the offseason by inking the likes of Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto to mega-deals. These prime additions come with the added side effect of replacing others who previously helped the team, however.

Such was the case for reliever Bryan Hudson, who was designated for assignment to open room on the roster for Yamamoto. That cleared the way for Hudson's departure from the organization, which has now come to fruition.

Dodgers News: Bryan Hudson Traded for Justin Chambers

Hudson was dealt to the Milwaukee Brewers following his DFA, the team announced Wednesday. In exchange, the Dodgers are receiving left-handed pitcher Justin Chambers and a player to be named later or cash.

Hudson was once a highly touted prospect whom the Chicago Cubs selected in the third round of the 2015 draft. He never managed to crack the major-league level with Chicago, however, and walked in free agency to join Los Angeles.

Unfortunately for him, playing time was tough to come by with the NL West champs as well. He did end up making his MLB debut on June 17 as a Dodger, though, and recorded six appearances overall during the 2023 campaign. At 26 years old, Hudson could have a promising career in front of him yet, but it'll now be on the Brewers to see if he has any untapped potential.

Meanwhile, LA just added an extremely young pitching prospect to develop in the 18-year-old Chambers. The lefty pitcher was a 20th-round pick by Milwaukee out of high school and has yet to appear in the minors.