Dodgers left-handed relief pitcher Scott Alexander was transferred to the 60-day Injury List on Thursday but manager Dave Roberts doesn’t want to rule out the possibility of a return this season.
“I don’t want to close the door on his season,” Roberts said. “I know that it’s been a slow kind of get back to health.”
Roberts confirmed that Alexander is still throwing, though uncertain how aggressively and whether or not he’s pitching to hitters.
The 32-year-old lefty went down with shoulder inflammation on July 20th for the second time since May before being transferred to the 60-day IL.
Alexander currently owns an 0-2 record with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 2021.
The Dodgers selected the contract of 27-year-old lefty Andrew Vasquez, who was acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. Vasquez is getting his shot to earn a spot as a left-handed specialist in the bullpen as the season winds down.
He owns a record of 4-0 with 68 Ks in 42.1 innings in Triple-A St. Paul this season.
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