After last night’s embarrassing performance that saw the Dodgers lose by the widest margin of victory since they move to Los Angeles, they continued to reshuffle their bullpen this afternoon.
A day after they designated fan favorite Luis Cruz for assignment, the Dodgers announced that they were promoting flame throwing reliever Jose Dominguez and optioning Peter Moylan to Triple-A.
Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register was the first to report the news:
#Dodgers promote Jose Dominguez from Triple A. Peter Moylan accepts option back to Albuquerque.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 29, 2013
Dominguez has spent time between AA and AAA this season as he’s had a difficult journey to the big leagues after he was suspended twice for testing positive for violating major league baseball’s drug agreement.
So far this season, Dominguez has pitched 40 strikeouts in 25.2 innings and has touched as high as 103 mph in an appearance earlier this year.
Moylan has accepted his demotion after he appeared in 10 games with the Dodgers and had an unimpressive 6.35 ERA. With all the troubles the bullpen has had this year, bringing up Dominguez can’t hurt.
When the Dodgers called up Chris Withrow from earlier this year, Don Mattingly used him in high pressure situations and could very well do the same with Dominguez.