Dodgers Roster News: Justin Bruihl Back with LA as Ferguson Goes on Paternity
The Dodgers officially lose lefty reliever Caleb Ferguson to the paternity leave list as he gets set to welcome his first child. To take his spot on the roster, LA has recalled reliever Justin Bruihl.
The paternity move was expected for Ferguson — so expected that he actually wasn’t even with the team on Monday in Milwaukee as he flew back home to Los Angeles. After pitching two straight days in San Diego, he wouldn’t have been available anyway.
Ferguson has been lights out for the Dodgers this season, posting a 1.26 ERA over 15 appearances.
Justin Bruihl returns for the second time this season (important note for those counting down how many more times he can be optioned in 2023). In his first stint with the club, he allowed one run over 5 innings.
How Long Will Caleb Ferguson Be Gone?
The maximum time a player can spend on the paternity list is three days. So, with the play the Dodgers ran on Monday, which buys Ferguson an extra day without having to make a roster designation similar to the one they did recently with Evan Phillips which was a cause for concern amongst fans online.
The Dodgers play two more games in Milwaukee before a Thursday off day. They return home to Dodger Stadium for a six game homestand starting with the San Diego Padres. Ferguson is expected to be back by then.