The Dodgers will have some decisions to make in the final weeks of the regular season. With the postseason in mind, Doc will likely have to make a few really big decisions with the bullpen. The left-handed situation, in particular, might end up very complicated.
When the season started, the Dodgers had 3-4 lefty options that could play a role in the postseason. But they lost out on Garrett Cleavinger, Victor Gonzalez isn’t nearly what he was in 2020, and things have started to get complicated.
One other name that they can scratch off of the list is Scott Alexander. The southpaw reliever has been shut down since mid-July when the Dodgers placed him on the injured list with a shoulder issue. Doc said on Saturday that Alexander’s 2021 season was likely over.
After being tendered a contract by the Dodgers in the offseason, Alexander never really found his footing. He was placed on the IL in May with a shoulder issue that also ended up with a 60-day move. When he came back, he lasted just 2 weeks in the big leagues before being hit with another injury.
The Dodgers placed him on the 60-day IL earlier this month, and that will wrap up his season. He tallied a 2.93 ERA across 18 appearances.