On Thursday the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the recall of left-hander Daniel Coulombe, with right-hander Pedro Baez being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right pectoral strain.
Baez suffered the injury during Wednesday night’s game against the Miami Marlins. The injury was revealed in an MRI Thursday morning, and he is believed to be out at least a couple weeks.
The 27-year-old was pitching very well before the injury. In 15 games this season (15 1/3 innings), he struck out 22 and walked three, with a 1.76 ERA. His upper 90’s fastball has lit up radar guns and led to a lot of missed bats, something the new Dodgers front office likes and likely led to him making the Major League roster out of Spring Training.
Coulombe is being recalled for the second time this season. He made one appearance in his first time up, giving up one hit and one run in an inning of work. The 25-year-old made his debut in September of last season. He threw 4.1 innings giving up five hits and two runs while striking out four in 2014.
He has thrown well in Triple-A this season, as he has given up just two earned runs in 11.1 innings (1.59 ERA). He has also struck out 16 while only walking four.
With closer Kenley Jansen set to make his return sometime in the next couple of days, it is unclear how long Coulombe will be with the team, as he may be optioned back down to make room for Jansen.
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