The Dodgers are going to need a lot of help today with a doubleheader on the schedule. In the middle of a whole lot of games in a short period of time, Dave Roberts finds himself relatively short on healthy arms. That would include starting pitchers since they’re missing Andrew Heaney and Clayton Kershaw due to injury.
In preparation for that, the Dodgers added a few names into the mix. They announced prior to game 1 that they had added in both Justin Bruihl and Mitch White. White is coming off of the COVID injured list and has not pitched since April 23rd in San Diego.
In order to add in both of those guys, the Dodgers chose to option Caleb Ferguson. He pitched on Monday night for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2020. That move is likely just out of the need for fresh arms and Ferguson should be back on the big league roster soon.
The Dodgers made a lot of moves.
– Recalled Ryan Pepiot
– Recalled Justin Bruhil
– Activated Mitch White
– Optioned Caleb Ferguson
– Placed Tommy Kahnle on the IL
– Moved Blake Treinen to the 60-day
— Brook Smith (@brookme3) May 17, 2022
Ryan Pepiot was added as the Dodgers’ 27th man for the doubleheader and will be the starter in game 1. Chances are that both Bruihl and White make appearances in the games at some point today and are optioned later. One or both of them could end up back with Triple-A this week.
But the good news is that the Dodgers do have fresh arms for today. They also needed to transfer Blake Treinen to the 60-day injured list, which was sort of expected at this point. Treinen is not expected to be back until after the All-Star break at this point.
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