The Dodgers have a lot of things to figure out with their starting rotation. That just got Clayton Kershaw back, but that came one day after losing Walker Buehler. He could be out for almost two full months with a flexor strain that is shutting him down for at least six weeks.
But when Andrew Heaney returns, the Dodgers could presumably have a full rotation once again. That would also put them in a position where they could go with a six-man rotation, something that Andrew Friedman confirmed to The OC Register’s Bill Plunkett.
Friedman added that Mitch White would be their sixth man when Heaney is healthy. And that’s not a bad way to go for this team. Over his last three starts, White has pitched to a 1.93 ERA across 14 innings of work. He’s not exactly an innings eater, but White has proven that he can get guys out efficiently.
White has allowed just 8 hits over the span of those 14 innings, and he has struck out 14 batters. He’s very quietly having a very successful time since being thrown into the rotation. Making him the sixth man also gives guys like Julio Urias some much-needed rest.
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Dodgers fans have wondered for most of the season why Orel Hershiser has not been part of many broadcasts. Hersh has been a big part of the team for the last few seasons, and the combination of him and Joe Davis has always been a fan favorite. But now we know that part of the reason is so he can continue to focus on his own business ventures.
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