The Dodgers are going to be major players in the trade market over the next few days. Therefore, they’re likely going to have to clear some space on their 40-man roster. In the event that does happen, one of the names to keep an eye on as a casualty is right-handed reliever J.T. Chargois.
Despite what his 5.11 ERA may say, Chargois is having a solid year on the mound for Los Angeles. After performing well in the PCL—which has proven to be an extremely tough thing for a pitcher to accomplish this year—Chargois has thrown 12.1 innings worth of pitches for the Dodgers, posting a 14.59 K/9 in that time. This is, of course, an extremely small sample size, but it’s enough to warrant a look from Seattle if he were to get the axe.
Chargois still has three seasons of club control left on his deal. Not that it matters, as I can’t imagine the Mariners carrying a 28-year-old reliever with no real ceiling past this September. But Chargois could potentially help stabilize the current mess that is Seattle’s bullpen for the next two months and wouldn’t cost them in any real way.