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Former Dodgers Bullpen Piece takes Rehabbed Arm to the Giants

Former Dodgers reliever Scott Alexander is heading back to the big leagues, according to MLB Trade Rumors.

The Giants announced they’ve selected reliever Scott Alexander onto the major league roster. Fellow southpaw Thomas Szapucki was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move. To create a spot on the 40-man roster, San Francisco recalled left-hander Sam Long from the minors and placed him on the major league 60-day injured list.

Alexander hasn’t pitched in the big leagues in over a year, having been shut down in mid-July 2021 with a shoulder injury. He was released by the Dodgers after the season, and he signed with the Giants about a month into this season.

When healthy, Alexander was a solid left-handed reliever for the Dodgers, posting a 3.49 ERA in four seasons in Los Angeles. Despite being a part of four playoff teams, he pitched in just four postseason games, all in 2018. Injuries and ineffectiveness kept Alexander off the postseason rosters most years.

Alexander has thrown 7.2 innings in Triple-A this season, allowing two hits, four walks, and no runs with eight strikeouts.

Mark your calendars now for Monday, September 5, when Alexander makes his triumphant return to Los Angeles, this time wearing the uniform of their arch-rivals.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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