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Dodgers trade LHP T.J. McFarland to Oakland Athletics

Mar 27, 2024, 9:45 AM | Updated: 10:14 am

T.J. McFarland #43 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the 2024 Spring Training Game between ...

TALKING STICK, - FEBRUARY 26: T.J. McFarland #43 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the 2024 Spring Training Game between Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields on Monday, February 26, 2024 in Talking Stick, Arizona . (Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

(Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander T.J. McFarland from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday for cash.

Oakland placed the 34-year-old McFarland on its 40-day roster.

McFarland didn’t make the Los Angeles roster despite compiling a 1.35 ERA in seven spring training games. He was signed to a minor league contract in January.

McFarland only pitched in three big league games for the New York Mets last season. He also made 44 appearances at the Triple-A level, splitting time between Syracuse (23 appearances) for the Mets’ organization and Norfolk (21 games), the latter an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.

This will be McFarland’s second stint with the Athletics. He went 2-0 with a 4.35 ERA in 23 appearances for Oakland in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

Overall, McFarland is 24-16 with a 4.14 ERA in 354 appearances (three starts) with the Orioles (2013-16), Arizona Diamondbacks (2017-19), Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals (2021-22) and Mets.

The Athletics open the regular season against the visiting Cleveland Guardians on Thursday night.

Oakland Athletics regular season schedule

  • Thursday, March 28th-Sunday, March 31st – vs. Cleveland Guardians
  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – vs. Boston Red Sox
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – @ Detroit Tigers
  • Tuesday, April 9th-Thursday, April 11th – @ Texas Rangers
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – vs. Washington Nationals

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