We get one last Dodgers transaction for the 2021 season, as a treat. The club swapped relievers, adding a fresh arm before Sunday’s season finale against the Brewers. Mitch White was optioned after pitching an inning on Saturday, and Andre Jackson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
That makes 20 in-season transactions in 2021 for White, who was recalled 10 times and optioned 10 times. He pitched at least once during all 10 major league stints, half of which were strategic call-ups after which White was sent back to the minors within one or two days.
White’s scoreless inning on Saturday was his 21st appearance in the majors this season. The 26-year-old right-hander posted a 3.66 ERA and 3.83 FIP with 49 strikeouts and 17 walks in 46⅔ innings.
This is the fourth major league stint for Jackson, who was added to the 40-man roster last November. The Dodgers’ 12th-round pick in 2017 out of Utah has pitched a pair of bulk outings in the majors this season, allowing one run on six hits and six walks in 6⅔ innings, striking out seven.
Jackson last pitched Sunday for Oklahoma City, throwing 92 pitches in a start that lasted 4⅔ innings. In 22 games, including 19 starts across three minor league levels — all but one at either OKC or Double-A Tulsa, plus staying local once at Low-A Rancho Cucamonga — Jackson had a 3.68 ERA with 103 strikeouts and 30 walks in 95⅓ innings.