Though the Dodgers have an off-day on Thursday, they kept themselves busy by making a plethora of roster moves.
The first move, which was expected, was that the team activated relief pitcher Caleb Ferguson off the 10-day injured list. Manager Dave Roberts said earlier in the week that Ferguson would be activated for the weekend series in Cincinnati. Ferguson was placed on the IL on April 28 with an oblique strain.
He made two rehab appearances, allowing no runs and striking out three in two innings of work.
In the move, the Dodgers optioned two players to Oklahoma City, as opposed to one. LA optioned both Rocky Gale and JT Chargois back to Triple-A.
Chargois’ time with LA was short-lived, as he was brought up to the big-league team on Tuesday. He didn’t appear in either game with the Dodgers during his short stay. In OKC this season, he has a 1.76 ERA in 11 games, with 19 strikeouts.
Gale’s time was short-lived as well, as he was called up less than a week ago. He had only one at-bat with LA during this stint. He’s 5-for-40 this season between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles.
The next roster move was that the Dodgers will be placing Kenta Maeda on the IL, and recalling both Matt Beaty and Kyle Garlick,
The move appears to be a precautionary move for Maeda.
Kenta Maeda is going on the IL as a precaution after foul ball off his thigh in last AB last night. So #Dodgers will subtract two (Gale, Chargois), add two (Garlick, Beaty) and swap Maeda for Ferguson on IL— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 16, 2019
Last night he had one of the best outings of his career, striking out 12 and allowing zero runs.
Beaty appeared in three games with the Dodgers a few weeks ago, racking up two hits in the process. It was the first time he had ever been called up to the big leagues. In 28 games with OKC, he’s hitting .299 with an OPS of .847.
Getting his first taste of big-league action will be 27-year-old outfielder Kyle Garlick. He’s been one of, if not, the best hitter for OKC this season. In 35 games, he’s hitting .280 with an OPS of 1.002. He also leads the team with 10 home runs.