The Los Angeles Dodgers rotation has been a bit out of whack recently with Carlos Frias going on the disbaled list with a back issue and Brett Anderson having to leave his most recent outing with an ankle injury.
Aside from the injuries, the Dodgers were briefly without Zack Greinke as he returned to Los Angeles to be present for the birth of his first child. To replace him in the rotation, the Dodgers called up 2010 first round pick Zach Lee on Saturday to make his Major League debut. Lee, who has been one of the most talked about Dodger prospects in recent years, didn’t exactly impress, giving up 11 hits and seven runs in 4.2 innings of work in a 15-2 loss to the New York Mets.
Now that Greinke has returned and with the Dodgers slated to play Interleague series this week against the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly set his rotation for the upcoming games, via Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:
Kershaw starts Wednesday. Bolsinger Friday or Saturday.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) July 25, 2015
The Dodgers have off days on Monday and Thursday, meaning a fifth starter technically is not required, at least for the time being. Though according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times the club for now intends to give Lee another opportunity:
Zach Lee in line to pitch next Sunday — for now, at least.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) July 26, 2015
Anderson’s injury did not require a disabled list stint and with Greinke pitching Sunday, the left-hander had his outing pushed back to Tuesday against the A’s, his former club. Greinke figures to again take the mound on whichever day Bolsinger isn’t handed the ball. While this holds as the current plan, Friday’s trade deadline could of course lend to some adjusting.