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Dodgers News: RHP Ken Giles Assigned to Triple-A in Quest to Return to The Show

As the Dodgers continue to look for help in the pitching department, they have some possibly intriguing names in their system already that could make a difference. One of which is former MLB closer Ken Giles who signed a minor league deal with LA earlier this season. Giles was one of the better closers in the game before injuries took control of things.

He has battled through injuries over the last few seasons but he owns a career ERA of 2.72 and has 115 saves. The last time that we saw him play over the span of a season was in 2019 with the Toronto Blue Jays where he put up an ERA of 1.87 and had 23 saves. 

After signing with the Dodgers, he worked his way back and just recently was assigned over to Triple-A as he tries to make his return to the big leagues. He got into his first game for the Oklahoma City team last night and gave up a run on a home run in one inning.

Both Giles and the Dodgers are hoping that the 32-year-old can make a successful comeback.

LA is known for its strong work with reclamation projects and Giles could be the next in line. If he can produce at the Triple-A level, he would likely be called up to the show to see what he has left in the tank.

With all the issues that the Dodgers bullpen has seen this season, giving Giles a chance may not be the worst idea. It’s a low risk, potentially high reward opportunity to see if he can still be productive in the big leagues. If anything, maybe he can give them an extra arm out of the pen to use down the stretch to give some other pitchers some relief.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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