The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Morrow from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and in the process, optioned right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart back to OKC to create the roster spot.
Morrow, 32, will make his second stint with the big league club, as has gone 2-0 in five relief appearances for the Dodgers this season and has yet to allow a run over an even six innings with seven strikeouts. He last pitched on Monday for the OKC Dodgers, allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts against Triple-A Colorado Springs. Morrow, who is in his first year with the Dodger organization, has gone 47-43 with 16 saves and a 4.13 ERA in 259 games — which includes 113 starts — over 10 big league seasons.
Stewart, 25, made his first appearance of the 2017 season on Tuesday even against the Mets, recording his first-career save after tossing an even three scoreless innings with four strikeouts and one walk.
In the meantime, righty Kenta Maeda presumably moves back to long man in the bullpen, as the Dodgers’ relief corps holds strong with eight fresh arms.
(Dai Sugiura provided the majority of information furnished in this report)