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Dodgers News: Andre Jackson Called Up to Make His Major League Debut



The Dodgers and Pirates are set to kick off a 3-game series starting tonight in Los Angeles. Looking to gain some ground on the NL West rival Giants, LA will be facing a Pittsburgh team that is dead last in the NL Central and carries a 42-76 record.  

Initially, it seemed as though the Dodgers would go with a bullpen game on Monday and pivot to Mitch White on Wednesday. With the injury to Julio Urias, they’re short a few arms for this series. Instead, they made a call-up ahead of the game on Monday. 

The Dodgers called up RHP Andre Jackson to make his big league debut, though Justin Bruihl will be opening the game. Jackson was initially scheduled to start in Oklahoma City on Monday night before suddenly being scratched in the game notes. 

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Jackson has made just 2 appearances with Triple-A OKC since being promoted this month. He has pitched a combined 71.1 innings between Tulsa and OKC, allowing 26 earned runs and striking out over 10 batters per 9 innings of work. The Dodgers are bringing him up mostly as a last resort since he is on the 40-man. 

In all likelihood, Jackson would be up to make one appearance for the Dodgers. They should be getting Urias back before the next turn in his spot and would naturally slot back in. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Jackson looks pretty good. Can someone please tell me how we are going to score runs. I can’t believe it.

  2. Jackson did a great job tonight–really grinded it out.
    It was a huge gamble by Roberts to leave Jackson in to pitch to Reynolds with 2 on in the 5th–you could smell trouble coming, but fortunately Reynolds just missed a hanger and hit the fly out to RF to end the inning. Feels like we got away with one, there.
    McKinney was huge tonight with the HR and the putout at 3rd on a strong throw.
    Some Dodgers’ fans pining for DJ Peters since he’s hit some HR’s for Texas–but, at least for 1 game, The DJ Peters-less Dodgers somehow won without him (sarcasm).
    McKinney’s impact tonight does reinforce how important it is for the emergency fill in players to step up, even if it’s just now and then. Those type players have been a huge bust for the Dodgers so far this season.

  3. Absolutely agree. Jackson did very well in his major league debut and McKinney sure stepped up, defensively and offensively, for the Dodgers when we needed it most. Its nice to see rookies/ fill-in players take advantage of the opportunity and produce.

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