The Rockies have made a late-season addition to their bullpen, claiming right-hander Dinelson Lamet off waivers.
Lamet, 30, was part of the package Milwaukee received Monday in the trade that sent All-Star closer Josh Hader to San Diego Padres. On Wednesday, the Brewers designated Lamet for assignment. On Friday, the Rockies claimed Lamet and designated right-hander Ashton Goudeau for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster.
In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Lamet went 3-1 with a 2.09 ERA in 12 starts and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young Award voting. But he’s struggled since then while dealing with elbow injuries and he transitioned from being a starter into a reliever.
Lamet was 0-1 with a 9.49 ERA in 13 relief appearances for the Padres this season before he was traded to the Brewers.
“Dinelson has a good arm and was included in the trade to help balance out the deal,” Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns told reporters on Wednesday. “As subsequent transactions played out, the roster fit became a little tougher. We are hopeful we will be able to keep him in our system.”