The Dodgers are making at least one more bullpen move before the All-Star break. They’ve already made a few moves to get fresh arms in, and they have one more lined up for Friday night.
Prior to the game against the Diamondbacks on Friday, the Dodgers sent RHP Jimmy Nelson to the injured list. Nelson apparently suffered an issue with his back as the team is calling it a lumbar strain. Nelson has a history of issues with his back including with Los Angeles.
In his place, the Dodgers called up LHP Alex Vesia. He’s spent a few games with the big league club, but Vesia has been much more effective lately at OKC.
The expectation is that Vesia will pitch at least 1 game but likely 2 over the next few days. The Dodgers have a bullpen game scheduled for Friday night, their third in just 5 days of games.
Injuies have made it so that the Dodgers have to rely heavily on their relievers. But with just 3 games left until the All-Star break, they should be able to make it through just fine.