LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today acquired right-handed pitcher Joe Gunkel from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for a player to be named later or cash consideration.
Gunkel, 25, has posted a 28-25 career record with a 3.30 ERA and has collected nine saves in nine opportunities in 99 games (65 starts) over four professional seasons with the Red Sox (2013-15) and Orioles (2015-16) organizations. He has struck out 356 career batters against only 75 walks in 430.1 innings, while limiting the opposition to a .248 average and posting a 1.12 WHIP in his professional career. Last season, he pitched for Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk and Double-A Bowie and combined to go 8-14 with a 4.02 ERA in 28 starts, while striking out 109 batters against just 21 walks in 161.0 innings.
Gunkel was selected as New York-Penn League mid-season All-Star in 2013 with Boston's short-season Single-A Lowell Spinners and South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star in 2014 with Single-A Greenville. The Boynton Beach, Florida, native, who was designated for assignment by the Orioles on April 7, was originally selected by the Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
The Dodgers now have 40 players on the 40-man roster.