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Dodgers to Call-Up Top Pitching Prospect in Aggressive Move: Report

Due to a handful of injuries to the starting rotation, the Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly calling up left-handed pitching prospect Justin Wrobleski from Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a spot start on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya was first to report the news.

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The 23-year-old is one of the fastest-rising prospects in the Dodgers’ system and is in line to make his major-league debut after just two Triple-A appearances. Entering the season, he was the Dodgers’ ninth-ranked prospect.

In 13 starts (78 innings) between Double-A and Triple-A, Wrobleski has a 3.23 ERA and opposing hitters have hit just .239.

Because of the injuries and short starts from several starters recently, the Dodgers are opting to reach into their depth rather than tax the bullpen with more innings. The starters haven’t completed five innings since Gavin Stone’s complete-game shutout more than a week ago.

Wrobleski was selected in the 11th round of the 2021 MLB Draft. His arrival on Sunday plugs a hole for the Dodgers who need to give their starters an extra day of rest.

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

2 Comments

  1. And who is being sent down or put on IL? They can’t just add pitchers willy-nilly without a corresponding move. The Dodgers don’t have a 27-man roster with all other teams limited to 26 [although that would be a good rule]. And why not try Vargas at 3B? In 2025-2026 will there be some payroll flexibility with Vargas, Outman and Pages, having regular roles, in place of Chris Taylor, Jason Heyward, Kike Hernandez, and Muncy [$45 million combined, almost enough to pay for Soto]?

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