The Dodgers have shipped left-hander Caleb Ferguson to Triple-A Oklahoma City and have activated right-hander Joe Kelly from the bereavement list.
The Dodgers today activated RHP Joe Kelly from the bereavement list and optioned LHP Caleb Ferguson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 27, 2019
Kelly had recently been placed on the bereavement list and has posted a 7.79 ERA and 4.61 FIP this season for the Dodgers in his 17 1/3 innings of work. The Dodgers signed him to a three-year deal this offseason for over $20 million.
Ferguson, 22, was a major piece of the bullpen in 2018 and enjoyed a campaign where he struck out over a batter per inning with a 3.49 ERA.
This demotion comes as no surprise as Ferguson has struggled for the entirety of the season, posting a 5.94 ERA and 6.83 FIP in 16 2/3 innings of relief work. It will be interesting to see if Ferg will work in a starting capacity down in Triple-A considering that is where the Dodgers view his long-term future to lie.