The Dodgers bullpen has been one of the most consistent parts of the team this season. The boys in blue currently rank 2nd in reliever ERA with 3.35 and 1st in strikeouts with 478. Well, some changes have been made to the 2nd best bullpen in Major League Baseball.
On Tuesday the Dodgers announced that they had recalled Casey Fien and option Pedro Baez to the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A affiliate of the Dodgers.
The Dodgers have recalled RHP Casey Fien and optioned RHP Pedro Baez to Double-A Tulsa.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 31, 2016
Pedro Baez will be eligible to return Sept. 6; earlier if another pitcher is injured. https://t.co/4J2WdQ4pXA
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 31, 2016
Many fans love to criticize Baez due to the high amount of home runs he has given up this year. in 62.1 innings pitched this season, Baez has a 3.61 ERA and has given up 11 home runs, the most out of any Dodger reliever.
Casey Fien on the other hand has accumulated a 5.30 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched. We will wait and see if the move is permanent, but something tells me that Baez will be back. Pedro Baez throws absolute heat. If he can work on his movement and placement, he could be a real threat out of the bullpen.