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Dodgers Roster: Edwin Uceta Optioned and LHP Alex Vesia Recalled

The Dodgers are getting some bullpen help for this weekend.



The Dodgers are getting some more help in the bullpen for the series with the Brewers. They announced one move a day after throwing a bullpen game at Milwaukee in what ultimately resulted in a loss. 

One day after his Major League debut, the Dodgers have optioned Edwin Uceta to the minor leagues. He will likely hang around on the taxi squad with the team on a long road trip. Uceta tossed 2 innings last night allowing a 2-run shot to Jackie Bradley Jr. He struck out 2 and issued a walk as well. 

In a corresponding move, the Dodgers have recalled Alex Vesia once again. This will be the second time that the team has recalled him, and his next appearance will be his debut with Los Angeles. Vesia was acquired from the Marlins along with minor leaguer Kyle Hurt in exchange for Dylan Floro this offseason. 

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The Dodgers were able to keep their bullpen usage to just 6 guys in what was a bullpen game on Friday. That’s good news moving forward in the series, especially since they had a few guys not throw too many pitches. 

Scott Alexander only threw 12 pitches in the game while Mitch White was held to 19 through 2 innings. The Dodgers will likely have all guys available out of the bullpen for the final 2 games of the series against Milwaukee. 

The Dodgers will need to take both games in order to avoid yet another series loss. 

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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. Floro for Vesia (and Kyle Hurt) was a win for Miami. Vesia was scared on the mound and showed it with his pitch count.Vesia’s era for Miami should have been enough to pass on the deal. Why Doc let Vesia load the bases in the 11th after he blew the lead in the 10th is unbelievable. The only good thing is that Vesia took the loss (he should have got a blown save for the 10th inning debacle). I hope we won’t see him again (but he’s still on the roster)so we could get a rerun or reruns. I never thought I’d miss Floro so much.

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