Dodgers Call Up Edwin Rios from Oklahoma City
The Dodgers have reportedly called up first/third baseman Edwin Rios from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The Dodgers today recalled IF Edwin Ríos and selected the contract of LHP Zac Rosscup. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Dodgers optioned pitchers Tony Gonsolin and Caleb Ferguson, while transferring A.J. Pollock to the 60-day injured list to make room on the 40-man roster.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 27, 2019
This is somewhat of a surprising move considering that the Dodgers have been forced to stress their bullpen and have a series at Coors Field on tap.
In corresponding moves, pitchers Tony Gonsolin and Caleb Ferguson were optioned to triple-A Oklahama City. Gonsolin, made his Major League debut on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.
Additionally, Zac Rosscup had his contract purchased from OKC, while AJ Pollock was transferred to the 60-day IL. More to come on those moves.
In Oklahoma City, Rios has just an 85 wRC+ and 14 home runs in 70 games. His biggest issue is his affinity for strikeouts, checking in with a rate just over a brutal 36%.
He was recently asked what it would mean getting called up to the big leagues.
I interviewed @okc_dodgers IF Edwin Rios (@Edwin_Rios30) Wednesday. I asked him what it's like waiting to get called up to MLB. An hour after we talked, he was scratched from the lineup and called up to the bigs Thursday. pic.twitter.com/OwQLXesmMx
— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) June 27, 2019
What a shock…another LHB………
I am afraid to say anything for fear of putting a jinx on the team!!! I would have preferred a RHB as PaulDodgerFan1965 mentions above. However, sometimes you cannot always get what you want. Lets see how Mr. Rios does and go from there. Go Blue!