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Dodgers: Craig Kimbrel Placed On the Paternity List, Phil Bickford Returns

The Dodgers will head to the Southside of Chicago this week to take on the White Sox for a 3-game set. Coming off of a series split against the Mets, they’ll look to get back to winning ways with Mitch White starting them off on Tuesday. 

But the Dodgers will also be without a key bullpen piece. The game notes for Tuesday’s contest show that Craig Kimbrel will be placed on the paternity leave list before the series. That likely means he will not be available for the entire series, though Dave Roberts has yet to address it. 

In his place, it appears that the Dodgers will be bringing Phil Bickford back from Triple-A.  He has appeared in 17 games for Los Angeles this year and pitched to a 3.45 ERA across 15.2 innings of work. Bickford also struck out 13 batters and issued 3 walks in that time. 

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The timing is a little unfortunate given the Dodgers’ need for bullpen arms right now. Their relief team has struggled to an ERA north of 6 in the month of June, and they’re starting to look a little worn down. While help should be coming soon, they lose Kimbrel for a few days. 

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  1. Hopefully when Kimbrel comes back, Graterol will be optioned because he has been struggling a whole lot.

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