The Dodgers officially selected Josiah Gray from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make his major league debut against the Giants at Dodger Stadium. To make room on the 40-man roster, infielder Andy Burns was designated for assignment.
On the active roster, pitcher Scott Alexander was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, the same malady for which he missed 55 games. Since returning from that first IL stint, Alexander has a 4.91 ERA in five games, with opponents batting .421/.500/.632 against him.
Alexander has a 2.93 ERA and 4.80 FIP in 18 games, with eight strikeouts and three unintentional walks in 15⅓ innings. The southpaws held left-handed batters to 7-for-39 (.179/.200/.385) with seven strikeouts and no walks.
In parts of four seasons with the Dodgers, Alexander has a 3.49 ERA and 4.25 FIP in 111 innings, with a 67.7-percent ground ball rate that ranks third in the majors since the start of 2018.
Gray is the Dodgers’ top pitching prospect, a consensus top-70 prospect in MLB before the season, and was ranked 54th overall in Baseball America’s midseason update. The 23-year-old right-hander had a 2.87 ERA in four games with Triple-A — a season interrupted for two months by a right shoulder impingement — with 22 strikeouts against only two walks in 15⅔ innings.
Gray will wear number 41 with the Dodgers.
Burns is currently on the injured list with Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 30-year-old utility man was 3-for-11 with three walks in 13 games with the Dodgers, making it back to the majors for the first time in five years. Burns got his first major league hit in his first game with Los Angeles, on June 12.
The Dodgers also on Tuesday activated pitcher Edwin Uceta from the injured list and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.