The Dodgers have recalled left-handed reliever Caleb Ferguson ahead of Thursday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies. Right-hander Casey Sadler has been demoted to OKC in response.
#Dodgers have officially recalled LHP Caleb Ferguson and sent RHP Casey Sadler back to OKC. Good sign — means they think the game will be played and not rained out.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) July 18, 2019
Originally on the Dodgers’ taxi squad, the roster move for Ferg has been made official.
Ferguson has not allowed a run in his last 11 appearances for Oklahoma City and is truly finding his groove, it seems. The Dodgers could use as much bullpen help as they can get, especially if it comes in the form of a southpaw.
Ferguson has 5.48 ERA in 22 big league appearances this season, but an elite 0.00 across 13 1/3 innings for OKC. He has struck out a whopping 23 batters.
Sadler, who recently received his first call-up to the majors with the Dodgers, threw 2 2/3 innings across two appearances. He allowed one earned run and struck out 2. His season ERA is now down to 2.05 in 22 innings between Tampa Bay and Los Angeles.