The Dodgers are making some moves ahead of their series against the Giants. With a bullpen game scheduled for Thursday night, they’re going to need some arms up to get them through the next few games.
As a result, the Dodgers recalled Mitch White from Triple-A OKC. This will be White’s third time being brought up to the big league squad this year. He is currently 0-0 with a 1.17 ERA (1 ER/7.2 IP) and 4 strikeouts in six games for Los Angeles.
White is likely an arm that will come in after David Price in the game on Thursday night. Dave Roberts said that Price will get one chance through the order before going to another arm in the Dodgers bullpen.
Aside from White and Price, the Dodgers should also have Edwin Uceta as a guy that can eat multiple innings on Thursday. Joe Kelly and Blake Treinen can also take an inning of their own, but they will probably try to stay away from Kenley Jansen.
Dennis Santana was optioned to make room for White on the Dodgers roster. Santana pitched in Wednesday night’s game against Houston, making him the most likely arm to be sent down in place of someone fresh.
The Dodgers play 4 games against the Giants this weekend in what is shaping up to be a very fun series. They’ll have their normal starters going on rest for the remainder of the games.