With the rosters expanding in September, the Dodgers recalled Scot Van Slyke, Stephen Fife and Dee Gordon among others early in the month. Van Slyke made his presence known with his walk off home run last night and Gordon also stole a base pinch running for Adrian Gonzalez.
However, with a tired bullpen and the season winding down, the Dodgers have brought up another young pitcher from Triple A according to the Dodgers Twitter account:
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 11, 2013
Tolleson pitched in just one game for the Dodgers before hurting his back this season, but during his rehab process he hurt his hip and had to be shutdown.
Meanwhile, Garcia spent time between Double A and Triple A and made 25 appearances with Chattanooga, including six starts. With Triple A Albuquerque, he made 10 appearances, but didn’t start a game.
During his time at Double A, Garcia tossed 52.1 innings and had a solid 2.75 ERA while striking out 53. With Triple A, Garcia only pitched 9.2 innings with a 3.72 ERA and struck out 14.
The Dodgers drafted Garcia in the third round of the 2012 draft and signed a $382,000 bonus and joins countryman Yasiel Puig at the big league level. It’ll be interesting to see how the Dodgers plan to use Garcia, if at all, as he could be getting a look towards the end of the season.
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