While the Los Angeles Dodgers still searching for a spark to get back on track offensively, they continue to tinker with their bullpen. Daniel Coulombe was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday and prior to Saturday’s game, the Dodgers recalled reliever Matt West from Triple-A.
To clear room for West on the 25-man roster, Josh Ravin was optioned back to Oklahoma City. After spending nine seasons in the Majors, Ravin made his Major-League debut June 2 against the Colorado Rockies. He threw just one pitch to record one out and earned a win. Ravin went on to appear in six more games and has struggled in recent outings.
After allowing just one earned run through his first four appearances (5.1 innings), the hard-throwing right-hander has allowed four earned runs in his last three trips out of the bullpen. That includes allowing a walk-off home run two days after throwing two scoreless innings of relief in a Dodgers’ extra-innings win over the San Diego Padres.
On the season Ravin has nine strikeouts in seven innings and has allowed five runs on 11 hits. As for West, this marks his second time being up with the Dodgers. He was recalled May 31 when the Dodgers placed Paco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, but didn’t appear in a game before being sent back to the Minors.
The Dodgers acquired West from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations on May 4. West has thrown 12.1 innings with the Oklahoma City Dodgers over six games this season, and has 8.03 ERA and 1.46 WHIP to go with eight strikeouts and two walks. West also appeared in five games with Double-A Tulsa prior to being promoted to Triple-A.