The Mariners claimed infielder Travis Blankenhorn off waivers from the Dodgers, as per a team press release. Blankenhorn has been assigned to Triple-A.
This is the second time this month that Blankenhorn has changed teams on the waiver wire, as he was previously designated for assignment by the Twins and then claimed by the Dodgers. Blankenhorn’s time in the Dodgers organization consisted of just three games at Triple-A Oklahoma City before Los Angeles also DFA’ed him on Friday.
A third-round pick for Minnesota in the 2015 draft, Blankenhorn has hit .256/.324/.429 over 1955 career plate appearances in the minors, mostly playing second and third base but also seeing some time at first base, shortstop, and in left field. Only six of Blankenhorn’s 468 minor league games have come at the Triple-A level. He also has two MLB appearances on his resume, appearing in exactly one game with the Twins in both 2020 and 2021.