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AJ Pollock avoids injured list for now, Dodgers recall DJ Peters

Edwin Uceta options, Dodgers roster back to 13 position players & 13 pitchers

San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

AJ Pollock suffered a Grade 1 left hamstring strain and left Friday’s game against the Angels, but for now at least will avoid the injured list. But the Dodgers still needed some outfield reinforcements, so DJ Peters was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Edwin Uceta was optioned, giving the Dodgers 13 position players and 13 pitchers on the active roster.

Pollock pulled up while chasing a Mike Trout drive to left field in the sixth inning on Saturday, and left the game with a trainer. Pollock was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, the mildest version of the injury.

Dodgers-Angels lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Angels
Pos Dodgers Pos Angels
RF Betts 2B Fletcher
SS Seager (L) DH Ohtani (L)
3B Turner CF Trout
1B Muncy (L) LF Upton
DH Smith 1B Walsh (L)
CF Taylor SS Iglesias
LF Beaty (L) RF Ward
2B Lux (L) 3B Rojas (L)
C Barnes C Suzuki
Clayton Kershaw vs. Dylan Bundy on the mound

“To learn it was Grade 1 I think is a best-case scenario,” Roberts said. “But right now, whatever comes our way, we’ve got to be able to handle it.”

Peters is back up to the Dodgers for a second time this season, going 0-for-5 with four strikeouts in his first call up in April. Peters started both games with Oklahoma City in center, going 2-for-9.

Luke Raley is also with the team in Anaheim, just in case he is needed. Raley was optioned on April 29, and can’t be recalled before Sunday without replacing an injured player.

Matt Beaty gets the start in left field for the Dodgers on Saturday.

Uceta was optioned to Oklahoma City one night after absorbing some innings for the pitching staff. Uceta recorded the final seven outs of Friday’s blowout loss, and his option allows the Dodgers to go back to nine relievers and a full bench.

Off days are looming on Monday and Thursday, so the Dodgers are in a reasonable spot regarding bullpen usage. They enter Saturday with eight of their nine relievers with at least two days rest, with only Joe Kelly having pitched on Friday.

Game info

  • Teams: Dodgers at Angels
  • Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim
  • Time: 6:07 p.m. PT
  • TV: SportsNet LA, Bally Sports Southern California (Angels broadcast)