The Dodgers will be adding a piece to their bullpen on Monday. LA activated Scott Alexander off the 60-day injured list and optioned Garrett Cleavinger to Oklahoma City.
It’s been a while since we last saw Alexander, as he missed two months with left shoulder inflammation. His last game pitched in the big leagues was May 1.
Prior to his injury, Alexander was pitching really well for the Dodgers. He owned a 2.31 ERA in 13 appearances and was holding opponents to a .163 average. In 11 2⁄3 innings, Alexander issued only one walk. He had a 10-game stretch in which his ERA was only 1.08 and opponents were hitting .138.
As usual, Alexander was doing really well against left-handed hitters. Though a small sample size, lefties were hitting .120 with an OPS of .434 against him. Oddly enough, he was dominant away from Dodger Stadium. On the road, opposing hitters are 0-for-20 against Alexander. I don’t get it, but hey whatever works!
Alexander has appeared in five games while rehabbing with Oklahoma City. He’s posted a 1.93 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP.
Meanwhile, Cleavinger gets sent to OKC in the move. He’s posted a 2.03 ERA, but also has a 1.72 WHIP and 5.11 FIP while with LA. In 13 1⁄3 innings he’s struck out 15 but has nine walks. With that being said, he has thrown nine consecutive scoreless innings with the Dodgers, so he’s bounced back after his rough start to begin the season.