Dodgers News: Jedd Gyorko Starting Rehab Assignment with Double-A Tulsa

Gyorko was acquired by the Dodgers at the trade deadline on Wednesday.

Newly-acquired Dodgers infielder Jedd Gyorko is heading out on a rehab assignment with Double-A Tulsa tomorrow, according to Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group.

Gyorko is currently rehabbing a calf strain and a back strain, but told reporters that he was fully healthy and his expected return is within a week to ten days.

The 30-year-old utility infielder is having a down year in a small sample size, posting just a 56 wRC+ in 62 plate appearances. Most of this poor performance can be attributed to the injuries as he showed remarkable consistency from 2016 to 2018.

Gyorko did not display a wRC+ below 110 across those three seasons, crushing a combined 71 home runs along the way.

The Dodgers will be deploying Gyorko as a lefty mashing platoon player as he has historically been fantastic against that handedness of pitching. The 30-year-old posted a 150 wRC+ in 2018 against southpaws.

Gyorko will most likely replace Tyler White or Kristopher Negron upon his return to the major leagues.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 19 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.


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