The Dodgers made a number of roster moves on Thursday, shaking up their roster before their four-game series at Colorado.
LA recalled infielder Edwin Ríos, who will likely be making his major-league debut sometime this weekend. The Dodgers also selected the contract of Zac Rosscup, a left-handed reliever. In the move, the team optioned Tony Gonsolin and Caleb Ferguson to Triple-A. In order to make room for Rosscup on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers placed A.J. Pollock on the 60-day Injured List.
Ríos, 25, has been one of the best hitters in Oklahoma City this season. He has 14 home runs and 48 RBI, while slashing .249/.308/.475. For his minor league career, he has a .293 average and has hit a total of 78 homers. He has experience playing multiple infield positions, with some experience in the outfield as well. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft from Florida International University.
This will be the second big-league stint with the Dodgers for Rosscup. He appeared in 17 games with LA last year, going 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA. In 11 1⁄3 innings he had 20 strikeouts. Rosscup recently joined the Dodgers organization, as he signed a minor-league contract on June 12. Since his signing, he’s thrown six innings with OKC, allowing six runs and striking out 10.
One day after making his major-league debut, Gonsolin will be sent back to OKC. This doesn’t come as a surprise, as he was only expected to make one start before being optioned back. It was a rough first start for the 25-year-old, as he gave up six runs in only four innings.
Ferguson will join Gonsolin, though this move comes as more of a surprise. It’s been a rough year for the 22-year-old, and this will be his second time being optioned back to Oklahoma City. In 22 games with the Dodgers this year, he’s 0-1 with a 5.48 ERA. Over his last 15 games, his ERA is 7.56 and opponents are hitting .306 against him.
For Pollock, him being placed on the 60-day IL doesn’t affect when he’ll come back. He’s still expected back after the All-Star break.