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Dodgers Recall OF DJ Peters and Option RHP Edwin Uceta

Some more roster movement ahead of Saturday’s game.



The Dodgers are making a few more roster moves ahead of the game on Saturday evening. One day after AJ Pollock came up limping on a ball hit in front of him, they’ve brought in some help to patrol the outfield.

DJ Peters was recalled from the taxi squad for the game tonight. Peters has had a brief stint with the Dodgers already this season, though he has yet to tally a hit in 5 at-bats. Peters has struck out 4 times and grounded out in his first taste of big-league experience. 

In a corresponding move, the Dodgers options Edwin Uceta back to the taxi squad. Uceta tossed 2.1 scoreless innings against the Angels last night in a blowout loss. In 2 games for Los Angeles, Uceta has combined for an 0-1 record and a 4.15 ERA to start his big league career. 

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You can expect Uceta to be back up with the big league club sooner rather than later. Peters will likely stick around for a while until the Dodgers have a better understanding of Pollock’s injury. They had not planned to place him on the injured list as of Friday night. 

The Dodgers and Angel square off for game 2 today in Anaheim. Clayton Kershaw will take on Dylan Bundy in hopes of helping Los Angeles rebound. Peters could get the start tomorrow afternoon as Anaheim puts the left-handed Jose Quintana on the mound. 

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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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  1. As a life long Dodger Fan its hard to believe that Our Boys in Blue are struggling so badly!! We never saw this coming and I am sure that Our Dodgers did not either…Lets HOPE that we can WIN tonite and stop this terrible slump!! We are behind you 100%. Lets Go Dodgers!!

  2. it’s sad that there are apparently no high contact hitters (except maybe Ruiz) who are available to come up. I like Peters but the last thing the Dodgers need is another big swing and miss guy who will invariably come up in extra innings with a guy on second and not move him over. Small sample size is beginning to morph into a trend.

  3. I believe our Dodgers need to go back into a bubble and re-learn on how to unite!! Bond!!! Become the team they are all meant to be.

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