In keeping with the early habit of continuing to tinker with their roster in September, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled outfielder Scott Schebler from Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to Wednesday’s series finale against the San Francisco Giants.
Being that Schebler was already on the 40-man roster, a corresponding move was not necessary. The 24-year-old outfielder briefly joined the Dodgers back in June when he was recalled from OKC and immediately thrown into the fire as he started in left field and made his Major League debut that same day.
Schebler went 1-for-3 with one strikeout and was optioned back to Triple-A the following day when Yasiel Puig was activated from the disabled list. Barring any unforeseen circumstance, Schebler is certain to spend much more time in the Majors this time around given active rosters have expanded.
He joins an outfield that’s been replenished after Kiké Hernandez and Puig were both placed on the disabled list due to respective hamstring strains. Over 121 games with the OKC Dodgers, Schebler hit .241/.322/.410 with 13 home runs, 16 doubles 50 RBIs, and a .322 wOBA. He batted .240/.341/.444 against right-handers and .244/.285/.346 when facing lefties.
Schebler becomes the fourth left-handed hitting outfielder currently part of the active roster; the group is offset by right-handers Justin Ruggiano and Scott Van Slyke. Schebler is coming off an 0-for-6 night in which he drew three walks (two intentional) and had four strikeouts in a 19-inning affair, which was the first game of a doubleheader the OKC Dodgers played Tuesday night.
Schebler’s addition brings the Dodgers roster to 31 players.