Dodgers Recall OF Luke Raley For Mariners Series Tonight
The Dodgers are likely going to need some outfield depth for this mini-series against the Mariners. They already brought up DJ Peters for the series against Anaheim, but that was in response to AJ Pollock’s hamstring injury.
It’s unclear at the moment how they are proceeding with Pollock, but there is a good chance he doesn’t play much in the series. Pollock suffered a grade 1 hamstring strain against the Angels on Friday night. The Dodgers decided to not place him on the injured list and opted for treatment instead.
Today, the Dodgers recalled left-handed hitting outfielder Luke Raley to the big league squad. This is Raley’s third stint with the team since making his Major League debut earlier this year. Raley hit his first homerun in his initial call-up and is slashing .206/.308/.324 in limited opportunities.
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Raley will replace Keibert Ruiz on the Dodgers active roster. Ruiz was briefly called up for the week before being optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The hope is that he will get more at-bats there versus what was available to him on the big league squad.
Raley has bounced around in his time with the Dodgers, even being traded back to them in the Brusdar Grateorl deal. He was initally dealt to Minnesota as part of the deal that landed Brian Dozier in Los Angeles. He came back to the team prior to the 2020 season.
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It’s back to when the decline started w/ no qualified reserves to play @ the major league level. I guess the farm system must have really regressed or the developmental process is incompetent in getting guys ready. I see other teams where guys get called up are athletic, determined, and hard-nosed ball players. Although lacking experience but you can see the potential in these guys, compared to the Dodgers’ call-ups. Did they give away all their stash to trades?