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Dodgers to Recall Matt Beaty and Kyle Garlick

The Dodgers made plenty of roster noise on Thursday’s travel day.

The Dodgers have recalled infielder Matt Beaty for his second stint with the club and have also called up outfielder Kyle Garlick for his first stint in the majors.

The move has been made in conjunction with another flurry of roster moves. Southpaw Caleb Ferguson, Beaty, and Garlick have been given the call with Kenta Maeda sent to the Injured List with JT Chargois and Rocky Gale sent down to Oklahoma City.

A fresh face, Kyle Garlick has had a fantastic year so far in Oklahoma City while posting a .280/.375/.627 slash line to go along with 10 homers and 20 RBI in 35 games.

Beaty saw some action for the Dodgers just last week and went 2-for-3 with a run batted in while pinch-hitting and acting as bench depth for the big club.

The corresponding roster move was for Chargois, who has also performed well in Triple-A and has not seen a ton of action so far with the Dodgers. Rocky Gale was also the third catcher on the roster and was seen as an expendable part by the organization.

With Garlick being promoted, the organization has also chosen to promote hot-hitting outfielder Zach Reks to Triple-A.

This is a lot of roster moves at once, but the Dodgers have been active with their roster in recent days so this comes as no surprise.

Let’s wish some luck to Kyle Garlick in what his first big-league cup of coffee and also wish luck to Matt Beaty who was kind enough to talk to us here at Dodgers Nation.

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. I hope we Dodger fans actually get to see what Beatty and Garlick can do at the major league level(crossing fingers). However, how long did it take before Verdugo(their top prospect that every team requests when the Dodgers want to trade) was trusted with an OF position. I’m sure I will be disappointed and they will be here to be a place-holder, you know 10-day IL.

  2. Robin, I know there are those who may not totally concur with me on this but I am glad to see them bring up Garlick, an extra RHB off the bench. They finally realized that Gale does not belong and for Beaty.. WSS. Let’s hope that Garlick actually sees some playing time before they decide to send him down again but we all know how the Dodger’s FO and Roberts operate from time to time.

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