Dodgers Claim Barajas On Waivers

10:37am: The Dodgers have claimed Rod Barajas on waivers, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  The Mets will receive cash considerations in return, according to the Dodgers (via Twitter).

Barajas, who turns 35-years-old in September, has hit .225/.263/.414 with 12 homers in 267 plate appearances this season.  In late July it was reported that the Red Sox offered reliever Ramon Ramirez in exchange for the veteran.  The Mets have summoned Jesus Feliciano to take his place on the roster.

Starting catcher Russell Martin has not played since August 3rd due to a hip injury and will likely be out for the remainder of the year.  Brad Ausmus and A.J. Ellis have been splitting time behind the plate but have struggled offensively.

10:26am: The Mets may trade outfielder Jesus Feliciano to the Pirates, according to Adam Rubin of

Feliciano, 31, has a .688 OPS for the Mets in 27 big league games this season.  He began the year with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate where he posted a .342/.389/.418 slash line with one homer in 322 plate appearances.  This season marked his fourth straight in Triple-A and was his strongest at that level.

Mets skipper Jerry Manuel has summoned catcher Rod Barajas and Rubin wonders (via Twitter) if he could be involved in the deal.

38 Responses to Dodgers Claim Barajas On Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. Bucco’s playoff run comin’.

  2. Such an odd story…

  3. Brandon Woodworth 5 years ago

    The most useless news ever.

  4. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    For a second, I just look at the title of the post and said to myself, why would the Mets trade Pedro Feliciano to a non postseason contender? But it’s Jesus!

  5. bigpat 5 years ago

    Who is this guy and why should the Pirates want him? They’re already having trouble finding playing time for a former Met.

  6. diehardmets 5 years ago

    Feliciano and Barajas for Luis Heredia 😉

  7. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    The Dodgers claimed Rod Barajas!!!? What! That makes no sense.

    • Sure it does. Ned Colletti is a moron.

    • Martin is gone for probably the rest of the season, and Barajas is a free agent when the season ends. Or do you think Ausmus and Ellis are enough?

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        Barajas has 1 home run since May 31st…Ned Colletti still thinks the Dodgers can compete…I just don’t get some of the moves he makes sometimes.

        • he hasn’t hit a HR cause he’s been on the DL most of that time. Barajas wasn’t good for average but he was really clutch with the doubles and HRs in key opportunities. I’m not saying he is the reason the Mets fell off, but he did keep them afloat for a while

      • bleedDODGERblue 5 years ago

        Enough for what may i ask?

        • Enough catching. I can’t think of another catching prospect the Dodgers have, can you? Barajas was brought in just to end the season, and costs virtually nothing. It has nothing to do with “competing”, they just needed another warm body to fill the hole at catcher.

          • vtadave 5 years ago

            Carlos Santana? – oh wait…

            Lucas May? – ah shoot…

          • Comments like these are getting old. its obvious Ned messed up in those trades.

  8. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    So do the Mets get anything back or are the Dodgers just paying the rest of the $25 we owe Barajas?

    • “The Mets will receive cash considerations in return, according to the Dodgers”, but usually when a player is claimed they just pay the remaining salary.

  9. Brandon Woodworth 5 years ago

    Dodgers are out of it. /thread.

  10. lolol they could of traded rod to redsox a month ago and atleast got a power bullpen arm in ramon ramirez instead omar screwed it up again and gets least amount possible its almost comical!!!!!!!

    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      Least amount would’ve been keeping him on the rest of the year and letting him go at the end. At least money was saved here.

    • Just_MLB 5 years ago

      …ummm…a month ago, the mets were about 4 games out….not exactly the time u want to abandon ship. as usual everyone has 20/20 hindsight.

      • icedrake523 5 years ago

        That would make sense if Barajas was hitting. He’s had a sub 500 OPS the past 3 months. There was no reason to keep him this long.

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      Power arm? he has a 6.5 K9 and FIP of 4.46 over the last two seasons. He’s a non-tender candidate

      • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

        He’s been awesome since the trade.

        • i’m gonna quote Just_MLB from a couple comments up…

          “as usual everyone has 20/20 hindsight”

    • adropofvenom 5 years ago

      Only problem with such a comment is Barajas got injured, otherwise the deal probably would have happened. Not exactly something you can blame Omar for, unless your a moron, that is.

    • you mean that power bullpen arm with a 4.46 ERA and 1.299 WHIP. that power arm? The one the Red Sox were basically begging people to take off their hands? Yea. I’m gonna have to pass on that power bullpen arm

    • The_Silver_Stacker 5 years ago

      that happens when an organization has no one to lead they way and it would help them if they actually had people that know baseball talent, which they dont

  11. diehardmets 5 years ago

    It’s a w.e trade. Thole just starts full time now.

  12. TeamCropDusters 5 years ago

    If there is a silver lining in this story it is that the Dodgers refuse to concede the NL West. I think they are out of it, obviously they don’t.

    I guess the real indication of intent will come if they decide to waive Manny, and work out a trade with the claiming team.

  13. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    This is a good trade!!! The Money grubbing Mets don’t have to pay Barajas and will get ‘cash considerations’. Rod gets to leave the Dysfunctional Citi Field Circus, and joins a ‘pennant race’?!.The Dodgers get a useable catcher for the rest of the season.
    C’mon guys get with the program!!!

  14. xsterthecornholio 5 years ago

    It was for Vin Scully :)

    • dire straits 5 years ago

      Vin Scully returning will be the Dodgers’ best and most important move for next season. Why isn’t posted on MLBTR? lol

  15. thegrayrace 5 years ago

    Why not throw in the towel? Get a higher draft pick. Nothing is going to come of playing .500 ball the rest of the way (which is what they’ve been doing the last 2 weeks).

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