LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuño from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for catcher Carlos Ruiz.
Nuño, 29, spent the 2016 campaign with the Mariners, going 1-1 with a 3.53 ERA in 55 games (one start). The National City, CA, native has a 5-20 record with a 4.02 ERA in 126 games (42 starts) in four Major League seasons with the Yankees (2013-14), D-backs (2014-15) and Mariners (2015-16), while limiting left-handed hitters to a .224 batting average during the course of his career. Nuño was originally selected by the Indians in the 48th round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft out of Baker University and went 34-18 with a 2.94 ERA in 98 games (66 starts) in seven minor league seasons.
Ruiz, 37, appeared in 14 regular-season games, going 10-for-36 (.278), and in seven postseason games for the Dodgers after being acquired from the Phillies on Aug. 25, combining to hit .264 with three homers and 15 RBI in 62 games. The 11-year MLB veteran has a .266 career batting average with 68 home runs and 404 RBI in 1,083 games with Philadelphia and Los Angeles.