Ahead of Monday night’s game, the Dodgers made a mini flurry of moves. Back home at Dodger Stadium, LA welcomes not only right-handed pitching prospect Andre Jackson, but also dipped into the Triple-A talent pool to call up veteran reliever Neftali Feliz.
The Dodgers selected the contract of RHP Neftalí Féliz, recalled RHP Andre Jackson and optioned LHP Darien Núñez and RHP Edwin Uceta to Triple-A. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers placed Cole Hamels on the 60-day injured list.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 17, 2021
The team signed the former All-Star and 2010 AL Rookie of the Year early in July and he’s been putting up solid numbers with the Oklahoma City Dodgers. In 13 games, the 33-year-old has posted a 3.38 ERA over 18.2 innings pitched.
Notably, Feliz was a guy I had in mind last when bullpen arms kept dropping for LA…
The next time the Dodgers need a random reliever, I wouldn't be surprised to see them opt for Neftali Feliz.
The former All-Star has a 1.80 ERA in 15 innings with the OKC Dodgers. Somehow he's still only 33.
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) August 9, 2021
…Apparently, I jinxed him with that tweet as he allowed 4 earned runs in a recent outing in Albuquerque.
Neftali joins a mostly rested relief core in the LA bullpen but an overall tired staff as a whole. It should be noted that Dave Roberts has two bullpen games planned this week after Julio Urias was placed on the injured list.
Feliz will wear uniform number 25.
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