In order to provide the team with yet another spot starter, the Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled right hander Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Outfielder Chris Heisey has been optioned.
This start will not be the first MLB start for Bolsinger in 2015. The right hander pitched against the San Francisco Giants on April 23 and pitched very well. In 5.2 innings, he gave up just one run on five hits, but received a no-decision in an eventual Dodger loss.
However, just one day after his start, Bolsinger was optioned back to Triple-A to make room for reliever Sergio Santos. He likely earned himself a second start based on numbers, but the Dodgers needed relievers at the time.
In his time with Oklahoma City, the 27-year-old has performed quite well. In four starts, he has allowed three runs in 19 innings. Opponents are batting just .188 against him, with a WHIP of 0.95. In his last start, Bolsinger pitched just five innings and allowed two runs on two hits while issuing two walks and striking out seven.
Heisey has now been recalled and optioned twice this season. Overall, he’s played in three games, starting two, and has one hit and five walks. He was acquired in the winter in a deal that sent Matt Magill to the Cincinnati Reds.
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