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Dodgers Announce a Series of Roster Moves Ahead of Sunday Finale

As the Dodgers gear up for a bullpen game in Sunday’s series finale in Philadelphia, they’ll do so with a fresh arm. Old friend Adam Kolarek is back with the team after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Before we get more into where Kolarek has been, we have to look at how he’s joining the active roster. A day after being a bullpen savior and tossing the final 3 innings of Saturday’s win, Andre Jackson has been optioned to AAA once again.

And finally, in a corresponding move to clear a spot on the 40-man for AK, Trayce Thompson has been transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day IL.

Kolarek joins the active roster after having a nice season at AAA up to this point. The left-hander with the funky delivery has allowed just 5 earned runs in 20.2 innings (2.18 ERA) across 21 games this year. He pitched for the Dodgers in 2019 and 2020, becoming a key member of the bullpen during the World Series run. Kolarek owns a 0.88 ERA in 46 games with LA and an ERA over 5 everywhere else.

For Jackson, this is the fourth time he’s been optioned this year. So, with the new rules limiting how many times a player can go up and down from the minor leagues, the next time we see him better be for an extended stretch or else the Dodgers risk losing him.

The right-hander picked up 3 important innings for LA in Saturday’s 9-0 win, earning his second 3 inning save of the season with 3 scoreless frames. He struck out 3 batters.

As for Trayce Thompson, the move to the 60-day is the Dodgers’ way of conceding that his oblique injury is a good excuse to keep the struggling outfielder on the sidelines for as long as possible. He suffered the injury last weekend on a check swing against the Yankees. Thompson has a .155/.310/.366 slash line with 5 home runs this season.

The Dodgers go for the series win against the Phillies with a bullpen game on Sunday.

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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