At the end of June the Dodgers brought up two young bullpen arms, Jose Dominguez and Chris Withrow to help stabilize the Dodgers ‘pen.

Withrow and Dominguez have been of great service to the team as Withrow has been able to have multi-inning appearances while Dominguez has touched 100 mph on the radar gun.

According to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times, the Dodgers are sending Dominguez down in favor of Carlos Marmol:

The Dodgers traded for Marmol at the beginning of this month and he’s been in the minor leagues for several weeks in order to fix some mechanical issues.

So far this season, Marmol is 2-4 with a 5.86 ERA after he was removed from the closer’s role in favor of Kevin Gregg. The Dodgers already have one reliever, Brandon League, who won’t be used in high pressure situations and Marmol should start out that way at the big leauge level.

With Kenley Jansen entrenched in the closer’s role while Paco Rodriguez and Ronald Belisario flip-flop setting him up, the Dodgers also have interest in Francisco Rodriguez.

It’s clear that the bullpen is a priority for Ned Colletti and management as they hope Marmol can regain his once electric form.

Update from Ken Gurnick of


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    […] Although Marmol turned out to be a positive trade for the Dodgers, Guerrier was ineffective as a Dodger. The right-hander may have become a victim of overuse, throwing in 70 or more games for five straight seasons heading into the 2013 season. He will have a tough time finding a spot in the majors as a 35-year-old reliever with elbow problems and it is almost certain that he will not find another three-year deal, especially with the Dodgers. […]


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