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Dodgers Call Up Edwin Rios from Oklahoma City

The Dodgers have made the call for corner infielder Edwin Rios.

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 07: Edwin Rios #94 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to first against the San Francisco Giants during a spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 7, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have reportedly called up first/third baseman Edwin Rios from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

This is somewhat of a surprising move considering that the Dodgers have been forced to stress their bullpen and have a series at Coors Field on tap.

In corresponding moves, pitchers Tony Gonsolin and Caleb Ferguson were optioned to triple-A Oklahama City. Gonsolin, made his Major League debut on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Additionally, Zac Rosscup had his contract purchased from OKC, while AJ Pollock was transferred to the 60-day IL. More to come on those moves.

In Oklahoma City, Rios has just an 85 wRC+ and 14 home runs in 70 games. His biggest issue is his affinity for strikeouts, checking in with a rate just over a brutal 36%.

He was recently asked what it would mean getting called up to the big leagues.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. I am afraid to say anything for fear of putting a jinx on the team!!! I would have preferred a RHB as PaulDodgerFan1965 mentions above. However, sometimes you cannot always get what you want. Lets see how Mr. Rios does and go from there. Go Blue!

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