Dodgers Officially Recall Kyle Farmer, Place Grant Dayton on Disabled List

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The Dodgers on Friday afternoon officially recalled catcher/infielder Kyle Farmer from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed left-handed pitcher Grant Dayton on the 10-day disabled list with neck stiffness.

Farmer will wear uniform No. 65.

Farmer, 26, will make his first career appearance on a major league roster after posting a combined .339 batting average with 46 runs, 20 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 47 RBI in 81 games with Triple-A OKC and Double-A Tulsa this season. Since being promoted to Oklahoma City on May 23, he has hit .316 with 25 runs, 13 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 29 RBI in 48 games. The Atlanta native caught 49 combined games this season, while also seeing time at shortstop, second base, third base and first base.

The right-handed hitting Farmer, who was selected out of the University of Georgia in the eighth round of the 2013 MLB Draft by Los Angeles, has posted a .298 average with 209 runs, 118 doubles, 15 triples, 25 home runs and 234 RBI in 413 career games over five minor league seasons with the Dodgers organization. Coincidentally, Farmer was roommates with Dodgers’ southpaw Alex Wood while playing for the Bulldogs. He was added to the club’s 40-man roster on November 18, 2016.

In 29 relief appearances this season, Dayton has gone 1-1 with a 4.94 ERA over 23-2/3 innings pitched and has held hitters to a .221 average, while striking out 20 against 12 walks. Friday marks Dayton’s second stint on the disabled list this season with stiffness in his neck.

With the move, the Dodgers increase their available number of bats off the bench to four, while decreasing their number of bullpen arms to eight.

(Lauren Douglas provided the majority of information in this report)

 

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