Some unsavory news out of Dodgers camp on Saturday. After rumors swirled on Friday, today LA Times writer Jorge Castillo confirmed that right-handed pitching prospect Edwin Uceta was being sent home by the team after breaking COVID protocols.
Uceta was sent home for breaking the team's COVID-19 safety protocols. He was placed on the injured list at the beginning of training camp for undisclosed reasons. The 22-year-old righty had a 2.77 ERA in 123 1/3 innings between Rancho and Tulsa last season.
— Jorge Castillo (@jorgecastillo) August 22, 2020
There’s no word on how Uceta broke the protocols, only the info that he was suspended and sent home to the Dominican Republic. As Castillo notes, the pitcher was placed on the injured list at the start of summer camp in July and the club has been hush on his status.
Uceta signed with the Dodgers as an international free agent on July 2, 2016. Through 4 years in the system, the 22-year-old has accumulated a 20-12 record with a 3.73 ERA in 331.0 innings pitched over 76 games (66 starts). He was invited to big league camp as a non-roster invitee this year and tossed 3 scoreless innings in 2 relief outings.
He ranks 26th on the Dodgers top-30 prospects list according to MLB.