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Dodgers add LHP Andrew Vasquez to active roster

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To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred Scott Alexander to the 60-day IL

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The Dodgers made a number of moves on Thursday, as they selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Andrew Vasquez. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers transferred Scott Alexander to the 60-day IL. To make room on the active roster, the Dodgers optioned right-handed pitcher Ryan Meisinger to Oklahoma City.

Vasquez was acquired from the Twins on Tuesday in exchange for minor league catcher Stevie Berman. Vasquez appeared in 33 games for the Triple-A St. Paul Saints this season, going 4-0 with a 3.61 ERA with 68 strikeouts in 42.1 innings.

Vasquez has appeared in 10 big-league games and hasn’t pitched in the show since 2019. In five career innings, he’s allowed six runs and has seven strikeouts.

Meisinger’s time with the Dodgers was brief, as he was recalled by the Dodgers yesterday. He didn’t appear in last night’s game with LA. He was claimed off waivers earlier in the week from the Chicago Cubs.

Meanwhile, this looks like it’ll be the end of Alexander’s season, as he was transferred to the 60-day IL. He was placed on the IL with left shoulder inflammation on July 20. It was the second time he was placed on the IL with that injury this season, as he was placed on the IL in early May and was eventually placed on the 60-day IL as well. In 18 games this season, Alexander went 0-2 with a 2.93 ERA and 1.24 WHIP.