JT Chargois will join the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Dave Roberts announced prior to Tuesday’s game against the San Diego Padres. This move comes after 22-year-old Julio Urías was placed on a 7-day administrative leave for allegedly being involved in a domestic violence dispute.
RHP JT Chargois promoted from Triple-A. Will take Julio Urias spot on #Dodgers roster tonight— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 14, 2019
Right-handed reliever Chargois made two appearances in the big leagues so far this season, being called up when Hyun-Jin Ryu spent time on the 10-day injured list. In total, he tossed 1 2⁄3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, allowing two runs to score from a home run.
Chargois has a 1.76 ERA through 15 1⁄3 innings in Triple-A this season. He has only allowed three runs to score from 13 hits and five walks.
This addition makes seven right-handed pitchers in the Dodgers bullpen, with one lefty. The Dodgers look to change this ratio on Friday, with the addition of Caleb Ferguson.
Caleb Ferguson will be activated on Friday in Cincy.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 14, 2019
It hasn’t been announced which spot Ferguson will take, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Chargois sent back to Oklahoma City. Chargois’ right-handed orientation serves better against the San Diego Padres, who are mostly right-handed. Ferguson, who is a southpaw, will give the squad what they need to face the Reds.
Speaking of the series in Cincinnati, Roberts said Rich Hill will pitch on Friday, with Walker Buehler going on Saturday. Sunday’s starter is to be announced.