Dodgers: Dave Roberts Not Ruling Out a Scott Alexander Return This Season

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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