The Dodgers and Astros are set to kick off a 2-game series tonight in Los Angeles. While it’s a short series, there is plenty to be excited about this week. Not only do we get this heated series, but fans also get the chance to see Max Scherzer’s debut on Wednesday.
Prior to the series, the Dodgers made a couple roster moves and shuffled things around. First, right-hander Brusdar Graterol is back with the club after a short stint with Triple-A OKC. In a corresponding move, Edwin Uceta heads to the injured list with a back issue.
Additionally, the Dodgers optioned RHP Yefry Ramirez following the game on Sunday. Ramirez threw 2 good innings against the Diamondbacks after being added to the roster over the weekend. In his place, the Dodgers announced the outfielder Zach Reks was being recalled to take his roster spot. This will be Reks’ third stint with the big league club as he continues to be a depth option for Dave Roberts.
Reks has taken 10 at-bats with the Dodgers this year and has yet to collect his first big league hit. He has also struck out 6 times in those at-bats and did not earn a walk. But his success at Triple-A leaves hope for Los Angeles bringing him up as depth this week.
He is slashing .312/.409/.583 with 12 home runs and 38 runs driven in across 53 games for the OKC Dodgers. Reks will likely be an option in the outfield while they continue to slowplay Mookie Betts’ transition back to right field. He also represents a good bench bat should the need arise late in a game.
Graterol has allowed 6 earned runs over 9 innings pitched in 10 MLB games this season.