The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday recalled right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin back to OKC.
Stewart, 25, will make his first stint with the big league club after starting the season on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis and being optioned to Triple-A OKC following his reinstatement on June 7. Stewart last pitched on June 11, allowing one run on three hits in 3-1/3 innings with four strikeouts against Triple-A Round Rock. In three starts with the Oklahoma City Dodgers this season, Stewart has posted a 3.24 ERA over 8-1/3 innings and has struck out 13 batters without issuing a walk. The Normal, Illinois, native saw his first big league action last season with the Dodgers going 2-2 with a 5.79 ERA over an even 28 innings in seven games which included five starts.
TPBC had the opportunity to chat with Stewart, and to put together a profile last June, not long before his big league debut.
With Kenta Maeda slated to start Sunday’s game at Cincinnati and Ross Stripling having been optioned to OKC last week, Stewart figures to be the long man in the bullpen, at least temporarily.
Ravin, 29, last pitched for the Dodgers in Saturday’s contest against the Reds. Featuring a triple-digit fastball, he allowed just one hit and striking out two batters over two scoreless innings of relief in his first appearance for Los Angeles this season. In 11 games with Oklahoma City this year, Ravin has gone 3-0 with one save while posting a 7.94 ERA. He has struck out 17 against just five walks.
(Joe Jareck provided some information furnished in this report)