After a night where left-hander Caleb Ferguson just simply did not look like himself, we may have a reason behind it.
The Dodgers today activated LHP Rich Hill from the 10-day injured list. In order to make room on the 25-man roster, the Dodgers placed LHP Caleb Ferguson on the 10-day injured list.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 28, 2019
Ferguson has pitched pretty poorly this year with a 3.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. Also, Ferg’s FIP is a brutal 6.29, meaning he is in for some real regression. In addition, he has surrendered a 23rd-percentile hard-hit rate which is pretty awful, especially considering the type of role Ferguson thrived in last season.
Ferguson had established himself as one of the club’s most trusted bullpen arms in 2018, but with this injury announcement combined with poor performance, it could be a while until we see Ferguson up with the big club again.
Rich Hill is also scheduled to make a return from the Injured List to start Sunday’s dance with the Pirates, therefore necessitating a corresponding roster move.
This is a tough blow for Ferguson but as he has shown, he has tons of potential at just 22 years of age. Expect him back in the bigs at some point this season.
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