The Dodgers have recalled 23-year-old right-hander Edwin Uceta to the show from Triple-A Oklahoma City while optioning their right-handed pitcher Andre Jackson in the process. Uceta, who has toggled back and forth between the OKC Dodgers and Los Angeles, compiled 25 strikeouts with an underwhelming 6.64 ERA in 14 appearances with the club this year.
While he hasn’t particularly put it all together with the LA Dodgers, the savvy reliever has shown flashes of latent potential during his time in the farm system.
Since signing with the Dodgers as an international free agent in 2016, Uceta has posted an ERA of 3.86 in 84 minor league games. Within those six seasons in the minors, his overall record sits at 21-15. Jackson suffered his first career loss in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, tossing 4.2 innings and allowing one earned run on four hits.
During his brief stint with the Dodgers this year, Jackson made an impressive major league debut on Aug. 16, tossing four scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Additionally, the former 12th round draft pick has compiled seven strikeouts, allowing one earned run in 8.2 IP in two games with the club.