Dodgers News: Scott Alexander Placed on the IL; Caleb Ferguson Recalled
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed left-handed reliever Scott Alexander on the 10-day injured list with left forearm inflammation. Left-hander Caleb Ferguson was recalled to take Alexander’s place on the active roster.
Alexander’s trip to the injured list is retroactive to June 8 so he is eligible to be activated on Tuesday, June 18. It is unclear how long he is expected to be out.
The Dodgers today recalled LHP Caleb Ferguson and placed LHP Scott Alexander on the 10-day injured list, retroactive June 8, with left forearm inflammation.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 11, 2019
Like most of the bullpen, Alexander has struggled this season. His K/9 fell by just below three from 7.64 in 2018 to 4.67 in 2019. His HR/9 also doubled this season from his career mark of 0.51 to 1.04. In 17 1/3 innings, he has posted a 3.63 ERA, 4.99 FIP, 4.60 xFIP, and -0.2 wins above replacement.
Ferguson also struggled early in the season before being placed on the injured list and getting sent to triple-A. During his time in the minors, he appeared to be turning his season around. In six innings for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, he allowed no runs on two hits, struck out 11 and walked two.
Ferguson was one of the Dodgers better relievers in 2018 so if he can return to that level, the bullpen would be getting a much-needed boost.
The get your shit together list
Then Kelly out to be on that list for sure.
Bring up Gavin Lux to replace Seager now while he is on the IL. Don’t trade for garbage rentals.
Matt Beaty will be brought up cause I don’t believe Dodgers feel it’s time for Lux just yet.
A case of addition by subtraction!!!! Go Blue!!!