Los Angeles Dodgers’ injury woes continue
as Garrett Cleavinger was placed on the
10-day injured list on Sunday.
Cleavinger becomes the team’s fourth reliever
to be placed on the injury list in the span of a week.
“It’s oblique-ish. How long that timing is, I
really can’t even speak, but you would imagine it would be a couple of weeks,”
manager Dave Roberts said.
Cleavinger boasts an ERA record of 3.00 this
MLB season with 5.89 FIP in 22 games for the Dodgers. He has 21 strikeouts and
12 walks in 18 innings. But in addition to six earned runs that he has allowed,
his pitching has also allowed five unearned runs. He has been the cause behind
the team’s four losses in extra innings this season.
Left-hander Justin Bruihl, called up from
Triple-A Oklahoma City for the first time, will replace Cleavinger in the team
for the duration of his injury. The 24-year-old has a 2.63 ERA and 3.45 FIP in
26 games this season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A. He has affected 50 strikeouts
(a 33.8% strikeout rate) and 10 walks in 37⅔ innings.
Darien Nunez, Victor Gonzalez, Tony Gonsolin, and now Cleavinger have all been placed on the injury list in the last few
days The Dodgers have a long list of injuries and have been
struggling with them all through the season. The team is right now placed
second in the National League West division behind the San Francisco Giants.
The team has won 66 games this season with 45 games lost