The Dodgers placed Corey Knebel on the injured list and called up left-hander Gerrit Cleavinger from the alternate training site. Knebel exited Friday night’s game against San Diego after throwing just five pitches with an apparent arm injury.
We react to the disappointing news and get the latest from Dave Roberts on the severity of Knebel’s injury and what the timetable looks like for his return. Plus, what the Dodgers can expect from Gerrit Cleavinger and should LA explore trade options to bolster the Dodgers pen?
With the injury to Knebel, Roberts mentioned Brusdar Graterol as one name that will have to step back into some high leverage innings for the boys in blue. However, the fact that he hasn’t been seen since making his season debut last Sunday could be telling on where he’s at in his return from a slow offseason.
So do we go back to the rumor mill? It’s still early, but there could be some big names out there on the trade market in July. Brewers closer Josh Hader is often linked to LA by media, but that might take a bigger trade package than LA is hoping to deal.
Of course, internal options are a few weeks away with Joe Kelly and Tony Gonsolin making their way back to the mound. And top prospect Josiah Gray has shown some dominant stuff at times against big league hitting.
A whole lot of wait and see could be in our immediate futures, Dodgers Nation!
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