The Dodgers needed to make a roster move ahead of their game against the Reds on Wednesday afternoon. Los Angeles added Stefen Romero to the mix after placing Hanser Alberto on the paternity list. But in order to do that, they needed to also make a 40-man roster move.
That ended up being moving Edwin Rios to the 60-day injured list. Rios sustained a hamstring strain that was going to sideline him for a while. The Dodgers obviously want to give him some time and also needed the roster spot from him.
Before hitting the IL, Rios had crushed 7 homeruns in 27 games. He was also really finding his swing at the plate, posting a .892 OPS across the month of May. But he is expected to be back at some point, and that will be a huge boost.
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The Dodgers have a tough call to make with their bullpen, but a change in closer is apparently not on the table. Dave Roberts said they will not be going away from Craig Kimbrel in the 9th inning despite some atrocious outings, most recently allowing 2 runs to give away the game on Sunday.
Well hello, old friend. The Dodgers needed some right-handed outfield help after losing Mookie Betts, and they got it this week. They reportedly made a trade with the Tigers for outfielder Trayce Thompson, who spent several seasons in Los Angeles.
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