Dodgers News: LA Selects the Contract of RHP Kevin Quackenbush

The Dodgers are making a roster move ahead of their game against the Angels on Saturday. They’ve managed to get by with the guys that they have in the bullpen for most of the year, but there have been a lot of faces moving in and out. 

They added another new face to the bullpen this afternoon. The Dodgers have selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Kevin Quackenbush and he will join up with the team to be available tonight. 

Quackenbush has been with the Oklahoma City Dodgers since the team signed him in early May. Through 30 games, he has compiled a 0.61 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 29.1 innings of work. Pretty impressive for a guy that has bounced around the last few years. 

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He has spent time in 4 different organizations since being drafted by the Padres in 2011. That includes a stint with the Dodgers back in 2019. Quackenbush spent the entire season at Triple-A and was named to the All-Star Game at that level. 

In order to make room for him on the active roster, the Dodgers placed LHP Darien Nunez on the injured list with an unspecified ailment. Quackenbush would presumably take the last spot on the 40-man roster vacated by Chad Wallach, who was claimed by the Angels earlier today. 

The Dodgers and Angels play their second game of a 3-game set tonight in Los Angeles. Julio Urias gets the ball and faces off against RHP Jaime Barria. 

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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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      • Stacking the pen with injury prone guys is not putting in work. Typical moves by him and it’s not working out this year, the luck just isn’t there it’s all going to Zaidi

        • You’re right about the luck but I thought (and still do) both Knebel and Nelson were excellent gets. Knebel’s history prior to signing was TJ surgery like seemingly half the pitchers in the majors so I’d hesitate to call him injury prone.

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