The Dodgers are making some moves ahead of Game 5 of the NLCS tonight. After Justin Turner went down with a hamstring injury, Los Angeles had to add in an infielder for some depth at the hot corner.
Roberts opted for Andy Burns to take JT’s spot on the NLCS roster, partially due to being able to handle third base and the fact that he is a right-handed bat. In order to do that, the Dodgers needed to make a move on the 40-man roster.
That move ended up being designating RHP Edwin Uceta for assignment. The Dodgers gave the 23-year-old hurler the DFA after just 14 appearances at the big league level in 2021. Uceta was forced into action early on with all of their issues on the pitching staff this season.
Uceta pitched 20.1 innings for the Dodgers in 2021 and finished with a 6.64 ERA and a very high walk rate. He struggled with command in his first taste in big league action and failed to find it in his limited time.
Given his young age and potential, there is a good chance that Uceta does not remain with the Dodgers after the move.