The White Sox announced they’ve acquired right-handers Aldrín Batista and Máximo Martínez from the Dodgers in exchange for international signing bonus space. Both were eligible to be traded because they haven’t been on the 40-man roster at any point this season.
Both pitchers are low-level arms with no major league experience. They’d each been in the Arizona Complex League. Batista, 20, has a 3.46 ERA while striking out just under a third of opponents in 39 innings. Martínez, 19, has a 4.73 ERA with a 23.3% strikeout rate over 26 2/3 frames.
While Batista has the better numbers, Martínez placed higher on Eric Longehangen’s write-up of Dodger prospects at FanGraphs over the winter. The outlet credited Martínez with a mid-90s fastball, quality curveball and advanced control. While the Sox add a pair of young arms as developmental fliers, the Dodgers pick up a bit more money they can devote to their current class of international amateurs.