The Dodgers are bringing back 2 very big names this weekend. Cody Bellinger and Zach McKinstry are set to be activated, and that means roster movement is coming. The team has not decided on if McKinstry will be back on Saturday or Sunday as of right now.
The initial thought is that the Dodgers might consider moving a pitcher down. With 14 arms on the roster, changing one out for one of the outfielders would make sense. But it sounds like that is not the plan.
Asked after Friday night’s loss if the Dodgers were going to option a pitcher, Dave Roberts changed it up. Doc said that the plan instead was to option 2 position players whenever they went with Bellinger and McKinstry.
We’re going to make a move, it’s going to be 2 position players. We’re going to talk about it tonight and we’re going to make that move tomorrow.
The obvious candidate to go back to Triple-A is DJ Peters, given his status and position. The Dodgers are getting back 2 outfielders so Peters would be the odd man out. Outside of that, there are a few routes they could go to free up another spot.
Sheldon Neuse is one guy that could see a demotion, especially with Chris Taylor and McKinstry available to backup Justin Turner at third. Yoshi Tsutsugo could also be an option given the struggles he’s had early on, but it seems like they’re doing their best to give him a shot.