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Dodgers News: Josh Sborz Recalled; JT Chargois Optioned

Making bullpen moves for a fresh arm.

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 20: Relief pitcher Josh Sborz of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning of a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium on Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles Dodgers win 9-8. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Today the Dodgers announced that they are recalling right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklamaha City. In a corresponding roster move, RHP JT Chargois was optioned to OKC.

This is the third tour of duty with the Dodgers for Sborz in 2019. In 2 previous outings, he allowed 6 earned runs in 3 innings. With AAA this season, he’s pitched to a more respectable 4.27 ERA in 41 games in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League.

Chargois has struggled in extended time with the major league club for the ’19 campaign. In 21 appearances, he’s allowed 15 earned runs in 21.1 IP (6.33 ERA). After throwing 21 pitches on Thursday in Miami, Los Angeles made the move to get a fresh arm in the bullpen for the start of a new series in Atlanta.

Casey Sadler would have been the more likely option to return to the Dodgers, but he had just been optioned to AAA himself less than 10 days ago. Players cannot return to the big leagues within that 10 day window, unless they are part of an injury replacement.

More from the official press release

The Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Sborz and optioned right-handed pitcher JT Chargois to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Sborz, 25, has appeared in two games for the Dodgers this season, allowing six runs on six hits in 3.0 innings of work. In 41 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, he is 4-3 with a 4.27 ERA (22 ER/46.1 IP) and 63 strikeouts, including a 2-0 record with a 2.31 ERA (3 ER/11.2 IP) and 17 strikeouts over his last 10 games. The former Virginia Cavalier will make his third stint with the club in his first season on the 40-man roster.

Chargois, 28, has split his time between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles this season, going 1-2 with a 2.17 ERA (7 ER/29.0 IP) and 34 strikeouts in 24 games for Oklahoma City and 1-0 with a 6.33 ERA (15 ER/21.1 IP) and 28 strikeouts in 21 games for the Dodgers. He is in his second season with the Dodgers after being claimed off waivers on February 23, 2018 and is a combined 3-4 with a 4.53 ERA (27 ER/53.2 IP).

Written by Clint Pasillas

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    • It’s safe to say that neither Sborz or Chargois will be anywhere NEAR the PS roster. BP remains the fly in the ointment for 2019 and yesterday’s game was amazing to see that even with 4 HR’s hit and 7 runs scored Dodgers still lost to a team buried in the NL East cellar.

    • Why such pessimism? Like Paul said, these guys won’t be around in the playoffs. But we’re about to see what May and Gonsolin can bring, but even without them we’ll have Kersh, Buehler and Ryu all going deep into games and Urias, Baez, Kelly, and Jansen finishing them. And have you noticed that no other playoff teams have great bullpens? Ours is comparable or better. So no, our bp situation is far from hopeless.

  1. The Dodgers are in a nice position to be able to “audition” players while resting others. Sborz and Shaggy have about a 0.000001% chance at making the 25-man postseason roster in my humble opinion. Daniel presented a pretty good list of the probable bullpen pitchers and I would probably add Maeda and possibly Sadler (he has looked good), to that list.

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