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