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Dodgers News: Scott Alexander Placed on the IL; Caleb Ferguson Recalled

Caleb Ferguson has been recalled to take his place on the roster.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 27: Pitcher Scott Alexander #75 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the seventh inning of Game Four of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Dodger Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed reliever Scott Alexander on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation. Left-hander Caleb Ferguson was recalled to take Alexander’s place on the active roster.

Alexander’s trip to the injured list is retroactive to June 8 so he is eligible to be activated on Tuesday, June 18. It is unclear how long he is expected to be out.

Like most of the bullpen, Alexander has struggled this season. His K/9 fell by just below three from 7.64 in 2018 to 4.67 in 2019. His HR/9 also doubled this season from his career mark of 0.51 to 1.04. In 17 1/3 innings, he has posted a 3.63 ERA, 4.99 FIP, 4.60 xFIP, and -0.2 wins above replacement.

Ferguson also struggled early in the season before being placed on the injured list and getting sent to triple-A. During his time in the minors, he appeared to be turning his season around. In six innings for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, he allowed no runs on two hits, struck out 11 and walked two.

Ferguson was one of the Dodgers better relievers in 2018 so if he can return to that level, the bullpen would be getting a much-needed boost.

Written by Blake Williams

I graduated with an Associate's Degree in Journalism from Los Angeles Pierce College and now I'm working towards my Bachelor's at Cal State University, Northridge. I'm currently the managing editor for the Roundup News and a writer for Dodgers Nation. Around the age of 12, I fell in love with baseball and in high school, I realized my best path to working in baseball was as a writer, so that's the path I followed. I also like to bring an analytics viewpoint to my work and I'm always willing to help someone understand them since so many people have done the same for me. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Bring up Gavin Lux to replace Seager now while he is on the IL. Don’t trade for garbage rentals.

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