The Dodgers made a minor transaction this afternoon. They acquired right handed starter Luke Farrell from the Royals for cash considerations. Farrell was just recently designated for assignment by the Royals last week after they acquired three pitchers (Trevor Cahill, Ryan Buchter, Brandon Maurer) from the Padres.
Farrell is a 26-year old right hander who was drafted by the Royals in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. He attended Northwestern University, and was born in Westlake, Ohio. Farrell has spent the majority of the season in the Kansas City farm system, pitching primarily for the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League.
Farrell posted a 7-4 record with a 4.07 ERA in 17 games for Omaha. Across 97.1 innings of work he tossed 8.7 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 while striking out 94 and allowing 8.2 hits per nine as well. Overall Farrell has a 24-26 record in the minors with a 4.26 ERA and has struck out 8.4/9 across 480.2 minor league innings.
Farrell has made one MLB appearance this season with the Royals. He pitched 2.2 frames allowing five earned runs on seven hits and struck out two. Farrell has a low 90’s fastball with a cutter and curve. Luke is the son of current Red Sox manager John Farrell. The Dodgers cleared 40-man roster space by moving Adam Liberatore to the 60-day disabled list.