LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers announced today that they have selected the contract of catcher Rocky Gale. Gale had played for the Dodgers Triple-A team in Oklahoma City this season.
In a corresponding transaction, the Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from Oklahoma City and placed him on the 60-day disabled list with right oblique strain.
Gale caught 84 games for the Oklahoma City Dodgers and started as catcher in 82 of those games. He hit .281/.305/.383 in over 300 plate appearances. He had 14 doubles, two triples and four home runs this season.
“Rocky has had a tremendous year down there. Very good receiver, works well with the pitchers, I knew him over there in San Diego,” manager Dave Roberts said today.
“He’s here to observe but also I’m going to do whatever I can to get him there at certain times,” Roberts said, “whether it be behind the plate to spell some of our guys, [Yasmani Grandal or Austin Barnes], but maybe an at-bat here or there too.”
Roberts also said that he sees Kyle Farmer as a right-handed bat off the bench.