In keeping up with their reputation as being one of the more active organizations this season, the Los Angeles Dodgers made another roster move Friday by recalling outfielder Scott Schebler from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioning Daniel Coulombe back to the Minors.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly explained prior to Friday’s game the addition of Schebler was valued as it gave his club the luxury of having another player on the bench. Schebler didn’t need to wait long for his MLB debut as he arrived at Dodger Stadium around 5:00 p.m. PT already penciled in to start in left field.
Schebler’s first opportunity came in the second inning on a Randal Gruchik fly ball that sent the outfielder to his left before making a basket catch. Coincidentally, Gruchik is the same batter who’s hit balls that have given Alex Guerrero trouble in left, with the most recent instance coming Thursday night.
With his first put out in the books, Schebler lined the first pitch he saw to left field for a base hit that put two on. The Dodgers wound up loading the bases with no outs and scored one run before Carlos Martinez managed to work himself out of the jam.