Dodgers trade Nuno to O's for Minor Leaguer

Dodgers trade Nuno to O's for Minor Leaguer

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Sunday traded of left-handed pitcher Vidal Nuno to Baltimore for right-handed Minor League pitcher Ryan Moseley, a transaction that would open a roster spot for the anticipated signing of free-agent outfielder Franklin Gutierrez.

The Dodgers have not confirmed the Gutierrez signing.

Moseley, 22, had a 3.20 ERA in 12 relief appearances at Class A after being taken in the eighth round by the Orioles last summer out of Texas Tech. Nuno was acquired from Seattle for backup catcher Carlos Ruiz in November.

Nuno figured no better than the fourth left-handed reliever behind Grant Dayton, Luis Avilan and Adam Liberatore. Another left-handed bullpen option is Alex Wood, and among the non-roster invitees in camp is left-handed sidearmer Patrick Schuster.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.