The Dodgers are making a number of moves ahead of the final game of their series against the Diamonbacks. With hopes of taking the series win and keeping pace with the Giants in the West, Los Angeles got one big name back.
They officially activated Mookie Betts off of the injured list just a few hours before the game. The Dodgers also optioned Mitch White and surprisingly Zach McKinstry in the moves today. To fill out that final spot, they selected the contract of Yefry Ramirez as well.
The Mookie activation is obviously the biggest news as the Dodgers have been waiting on him for weeks. But the McKinstry option is pretty significant as well. He’s struggled badly since returning from the injured list with an oblique strain, and they’ve obviously decided he needs work.
Still, getting back Mookie is huge for the Dodgers. He went 7-for-10 with a homerun in his 3 games after the All-Star break before hitting the IL. He’s hitting .270 on the year with 14 homeruns and has driven in 40 runs from the leadoff spot.
The Dodgers also moved RHP Jimmie Sherfy to the 60-day injured list in order to make room for Ramirez on the 40-man roster. Sherfy has been on the IL with right elbow inflammation since July 24th.