The Dodgers announced they’ve designated right-hander Jake Reed for assignment, and called up left-hander Victor Gonzalez.
Reed made just one ugly outing for the Dodgers this season, giving up six earned runs and making just two outs. The 30-year-old posted a 7.02 ERA in 16 2/3 innings between the Orioles, Mets and Dodgers last season.
The former fifth round pick for the Twins was more reliable in another sample of work in 2021, when he put up a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings of work between the Dodgers and Mets. While the big league numbers aren’t overly encouraging, there’s been enough interest in Reed on the waiver wire (six claims since 2021) that it’s conceivable that another team in need of some bullpen depth puts in a claim for him this time round.
As for Gonzalez, he’s set for his first appearance in the big leagues since 2021. The former international signing out of Mexico has a combined 2.75 ERA in 55 2/3 innings over two seasons of work with the Dodgers in 2020-21. That mark comes with a combined 23.8% strikeout and 8.9% walk rate, both of which are almost identical to the big league average.
Arthroscopic debridement surgery on his pitching elbow wiped out the bulk of the 2022 season for the southpaw, but he’s returned to post a 1.29 ERA in seven innings at Triple-A this season.
Wow. Wow! WOW!
Run differential yesterday= -13.
This team sucks.
“Very little grey area in that statement.”
Sorry. I didn’t realize you were expecting subtlety.
Good Morning Vietnam reference.
I believe the comment was “This guy sucksSaltySeagullShit…” To which Robert Wuhl says “Very little gray area in that statement…”
Ah. I haven’t seen that one since it came out.
I can wait to hear LA Dodgers fans call for them to fire the manager.
However some thing tell me that when playoff time rolls around the LA Dodgers will be there.
We’ve been wanting to fire roberts for some time now. He looks clueless out there.
Logistics Guy, your wish was fulfilled in only a matter of minutes. Meanwhile, St. Andy the Untouchable is protected by the holy sacraments. As if he didn’t create this lousy roster.
Living In Chicago IL and been a Atlanta Braves fans
Fans of both Chicago teams almost every end of season say the same thing that LA Dodgers fans say and that fire the manager.
However your team gets In to the playoff where Chicago teams make the playoffs like once every 3 years
In this day and age managers only get and keep their jobs if they play the front office’s game plan, and that’s no less true for the Dodgers — only more so. Managers also don’t create rosters. So if a manager gets handed a nonentity like Jake Reed when the bullpen is already torched, then who’s to blame when the plan goes about as well as you could expect?
Roberts is Andy Freidman wearing a uniform. But who says fire Friedman?
True that. My main problem with modern baseball. Why surround yourself with yes men?
Because the game is now all about the numbers. And if the numbers don’t play well, who’s to blame?
The manager, obviously.
Fire Dave Roberts
This team will be where they have been for the past 10 Octobers…the playoffs. Now if they can just win it all.
These pissants ain’t making no playoffs. Psssh…
With the talent, financial resources, and deep farm system no way they are not making playoffs.
Fire Dave Roberts.
Hire Gabe Kapler.
Heh heh heh…
“another team in need of some bullpen depth puts in a claim for him this time round.”
Maybe he means ‘bullpen death’.
Mets, Braves, Phillies.
No Dodgers. Unless the Cardinals crater. Which they might. In which case… The Cubs. Still no Dodgers.
Lol Arizona. Dodgers are a good team off to a bad start. Dbags are a bad team off to good start. In the end, Dodgers will win 90 games and AZ somewhere around 75.
It is the way of things.
You haven’t watched many Dbacks games lately. They’ve much improved.
They’re 22nd in the league with a 4.7 ERA – that record is smoke and mirrors
So how long until we see Reed on the roster….AGAIN?
You’re scaring me, dude. He isn’t going to be claimed off waivers, that’s for sure.