The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a few of moves over the last few weeks, including multiple over the last few days.
The latest addition to the Dodgers is Mike Bolsinger, who was acquired on Nov. 22, 2014 in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Bolsinger was limited in appearances this spring, pitching in two games, one of which he started. In four innings, he gave up one run on three hits.
However, Chris Heisey has been sent down to make room for the pitcher. In Triple-A Oklahoma City, Heisey hit four home runs in 40 plate appearances, with a batting average of .257. The outfielder made a spot start for the Dodgers against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. He was hitless.
Bolsinger played his first year in the MLB in 2014 with the Diamondbacks but his numbers were less than impressive. In nine starts last year, the right-hander went 1-6 with a 5.50 ERA. He gave up a total of 32 earned runs in just 52.1 innings.
Although his numbers were not Cy Young-worthy, the Dodgers have called upon Bolsinger as a spot starter for the rubber game against the Giants on Wednesday. In his career against the Giants, he is 0-2 with a 4.26 ERA in two games, giving up six earned runs in 12.2 innings. Five of his six earned runs against the Giants came in one game at AT&T Park last season.
The Dodgers surely hope that Bolsinger fares better than the last spot starter, David Huff, who gave up four runs in as many innings against the Seattle Mariners on April 14.
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