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Dodgers News: Edwin Uceta Designated For Assignment



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. 

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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. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Why wouldn’t the Dodgers just transfer Kershaw or Turner to the 60 day IL so they can keep Uceta on the roster? Seems unnecessary to give up on him right now, or is there some rule against transferring players to the 60 day IL in the post season?

  2. we may get him back if no one picks him up. Dodgers will miss Joe Kelly a lot more than Edwin.

    meanwhile Dodger’s magic number reduced to 6!

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