Kenta Maeda was activated from the 10-day injured list on Sunday and will get the starting pitcher gig as well. This move has been planned since last Wednesday.
Kenta Maeda will return from the injured list to start Sunday in Pittsburgh. Clayton Kershaw will be pushed back to face the Mets on Monday.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) May 22, 2019
Maeda was placed on the injured list on May 16, as a precaution for hitting a foul ball off his thigh. He was out for exactly 10 days. His most recent start saw him toss 6 2⁄3 scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts, no walks and just three hits against the Padres. On the season, he has a 5-2 record and 3.51 ERA.
In order to make room for Maeda on the active roster, the Dodgers optioned Kyle Garlick to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Garlick made just two plate appearances on this two-day big league stint, going 0-for-2 against the Pirates.
In addition to these roster moves, manager Dave Roberts spoke to the media about some player injuries.
Per reports on Twitter, outfielder Alex Verdugo has been experiencing some back tightness. He will sit out of Sunday’s game to get some rest, but is expected to be back in the lineup on Monday to face the Mets in Los Angeles.
Left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani, who has been dealing with left shoulder soreness, has hit another speed bump. According to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register, Tony Cingrani has experienced his shoulder pain once again and will need to be re-evaluated.
LHP Tony Cingrani had renewed shoulder pain following his one IP for OKC Friday. Will be re-assessed by doctors, probably get another MRI. #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 26, 2019
Lastly, an update on Andrew Toles.