On Monday the Dodgers announced they had selected the contract of Charlie Culberson and had reinstated Josh Fields from the 10-day disabled list. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers moved Brandon McCarthy, who has been battling a blister on his right finger, over to the 60-day disabled list.
To create room on 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred Brandon McCarthy to the 60-day DL (right finger blister; retroactive to July 21).
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 4, 2017
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 4, 2017
So far this season, Fields has put up a 2.68 ERA, struck out 49, and walked 14 in 47 innings pitched. The Dodgers bullpen has been used heavily as of late so adding a fresh arm will definitely allow others to catch their breath. What he does in the month will also likely establish his role, if any, come October.
Charlie Culberson, on the other hand, has spent all year in triple-A with the OKC Dodgers. There he has put together a slash line of .250/.299/.336, with 4 home runs and 32 runs batted in. He has spent the majority of the year at shortstop, though he does have a few games under his belt in the outfield and at third base.
Maybe Charlie Culberson can bring some magic to Los Angeles, since Dodger fans everywhere will always remember him for this amazing moment:
We’ll see if Charlie Culberson has a chance at making the team come playoffs, but it seems unlikely with guys like Logan Forsythe, Chase Utley, and Kiké Hernandez in his way. He will be starting at shortstop on Monday against the Diamondbacks.
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