The teams announced the trade on Thursday afternoon. Irvin, 29 years old in a matter of days, spent the past two seasons with the Athletics after being acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations.
He's a .274/.341/.396 career hitter with 20 home runs in 877 at-bats, reaching as far as Double A for 13 games in 2022. Sisk, who turns 26 in April, has a 2.69 career ERA, striking out 236 with 102 walks in 207 2/3 innings over four seasons, almost all from the bullpen.
Mondesi will be a free agent after 2023. Dozier, a 31-year-old potentially signed through the 2025 season, has failed to make good on what appeared to be a breakout season in 2019.
That is one of the lowest in baseball. Aguilar, 32, hit .235/.281/.379 with 16 home runs in 129 games with the Marlins and Orioles in 2022.
He has a 4.20 ERA with 330 strikeouts and 67 walks with 52 home runs allowed in 330 1/3 innings since his rookie season in 2019. Hosmer, 33, batted .268/.334/.382 with eight home runs, 19 doubles and 37 walks last season, and he was a league-average hitter after signing a big contract with the Padres before the 2018 season.
They are interested in him as well, but the problem is that Rodón is seeking a deal of seven years or more at a significant salary while the club would prefer to keep it down to four or five years. The Rays signed him for that 2017 season he was going to miss, with a $2M option for 2018 that they eventually triggered.
Superstars like Trea Turner, Max Scherzer and Juan Soto were all sent to other teams in exchange for prospects, leaving the club with a roster largely consisting of unproven youngsters and veteran placeholders. As for the bat the club is looking to add, the most logical place would be the outfield, given that they have plenty of infield options.
With Tulsa, he was 6-4 with a 1.60 ERA. Alec Gamboa, who was 11-4, had the most wins by any Drillers pitcher since Chase De Jong, who had 14 wins when he was the Texas League pitcher of the year in 2016.