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Dodgers: Sheldon Neuse Called Up As Darien Núñez Heads to Triple-A

Some moves in the Giants series.



The Dodgers made at least one move before their loss against the Giants on Wednesday. It was not the move that fans had hoped since Corey Seager is still on the injured list. But they did bring up an infielder to help with a rash of injuries. 

Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Dodgers recalled infielder Sheldon Neuse. They sent down LHP Darien Núñez to Triple-A in order to make room for Neuse on the active roster. Núñez last pitched on Tuesday night when he was dinged with 2 runs across 2 innings. 

Fo Neuse, this will be his second stint with the Dodgers big league club. He has hit .172 with 3 homers and 4 runs driven in across 28 games with them. Neuse was batting .282 with 5 homers and 24 runs driven in with OKC.

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The Dodgers do need some help in the infield with lingering injuries. Max Muncy and Justin Turner were both hit by pitches on Tuesday night in the win and were removed from the game. Muncy was able to start on Wednesday though and JT came into the game late. 

The Dodgers and Giants will play 1 more game on Thursday night in Los Angeles. They will be looking to split the series and walk away chasing San Francisco 1 game in the West.

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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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    • LOL But not sure he will get too many chances here anyway. Dodgers need big time help from somewhere. Bellinger is in there right now still even despite his .158 BA because of defense in CF. BUT he’s lost at the dish and looks like he’s unwilling to adjust his stance or swing or anything else..

  1. It’s like a recurring bad nightmare…Neuse, Raley, Peters, Reks, White, Uceta, etc. etc. Every time these dudes are sent back down, you breath a sigh of relief and then they get called back up and you hold your breath again. I understand the Dodgers’ situation with the ridiculous number of injuries but these AAA players who are not ready for Prime Time keep coming back like a bad memory that you just can’t get out of your head.

  2. I’d like to see a current ranking of MOB teams farm systems. Wasn’t too long ago I remember reading the Dodgers were loaded with talent down there. Go from bottom up from A Rancho Cucamonga to AAA Oklahoma City. The reason these guys you mentioned keep being brought up is because there’s NOTHING down there worth a hoot. Whoever’s been running these drafts and signing international players needs to be reevaluated. Not only an can’t these guys can’t when promoted, but also very little trade bait for much needed reinforcements and replacements (Jansen and Belli to name a couple)

    • Nah. AAA got depleted last year. No team – including the Rays – run three major league ready players out every year. The lower levels of the Dodgers MiLB system has a lot of talent including a number of pitchers and remember they’ve been picking last in the draft for several years now. This team with all the AAA not ready guys have won 59 games in the toughest division in baseball this year.

      • The lack of any minor league season in 2020 has put players behind in development. But guys like Raley, Rex, Peters, Uceta and so on are a result mostly of having been the last picks in the draft. But IIWII.

  3. Apparent logic: McKinney acquired to fill the role Yoshi was supposed to fill. Left handed hitter off the bench..with his defensive skill he is a good double switch guy. Hits righties in a boom or bust manner. He is out of options though and that’s a problem. So, are we missing Joc yet?

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