Dodgers Recall Pedro Baez & Edward Paredes

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Ahead of the series finale in Pittsburgh, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday morning recalled right-handed pitcher Pedro Baez and left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To create room on the active roster, the Dodgers placed left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain and optioned left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson back to OKC.

Báez, 30, who was optioned to Oklahoma City prior to Wednesday night’s game, has appeared in 28 games with Los Angeles this season going 2-3 with a 3.25 ERA (10 ER/27.2 IP) and has struck out 35 batters against 16 walks in 27.2 innings of relief. In his last nine games with the Dodgers since May 19, the Dominican Republic native has posted a 1-1 record and has allowed just two runs (one earned) over 8.0 innings (1.13 ERA) and has held hitters to a .148 average (4-for-27), while punching out eight batters against five walks.

Paredes, 31, will make his third stint with the big league club this season and has appeared in one game with Los Angeles, tossing 0.2 scoreless innings of relief on May 3 at Arizona. In 18 relief appearances with Oklahoma City this year, the southpaw has gone 2-2 with two saves and has posted a 2.00 ERA (4 ER/18.0 IP), while limiting the opposition to a .224 average. He has also struck out 24 batters over 18.0 innings.

Cingrani, 28, was taken out of the game last night against the Pirates after facing one batter which he walked. The southpaw, who will make his second stint on the disabled list this season (previous: May 9-19, left shoulder inflammation), has gone 1-2 with a 4.84 ERA (12 ER/22.1 IP) and has struck out 36 batters against just six walks over 22.1 innings.

Ferguson, 21, made his Major League debut last night with the start against the Pirates, allowing four runs on two hits over 1.2 innings as he did not factor in the decision. He struck out three batters and issued three walks, while also hitting two batters.

(Dai Sugiura provided the information furnished in this report)


17 thoughts on “Dodgers Recall Pedro Baez & Edward Paredes

  1. It’s pretty clear you don’t want to cross Pedro. Cingrani must have said something to him on his way out the door yesterday and look what happened to him. Face it folks, Baez is here forever.

  2. Hey, don’t say bad things about our new 5th (or is it 4th) starter, Daniel Hudson. Santana scratched and they haven’t yet announced what his problem is, but probably nothing that TJ couldn’t cure. Manuel keeps pushing for Banuelos and Friedman keeps throwing other guys in front of him, but he doesn’t have many alternatives left. Luckily we drafted a bunch of pitchers over the last three days. We’ll probably be using some of them to start games for the Big Blue within the next month or so.

      1. Lat soreness. I believe that was what Alex Reyes started out with before they announced he’d miss the rest of the season. So let’s see, our starters for the next couple of weeks are: Kershaw (DL), Hill (DL), Ryu (DL), Maeda (DL), Wood (based on his last game, soon to be on DL), Santana (based on first report, probably DL), Buehler (so far, so good), Stripling (so far, fantastic), Ferguson (probably getting another start by default), Hudson (now our 4th starter——I’m kidding……………….I think), Stewart (not many other choices), Banuelos (it’s time). As I look over the pitchers on the OKC and Tulsa rosters, there really aren’t any other possibilities that I can see. Anyone else have a candidate?

  3. Ironic Baez gets recalled the next day and ends up with the win, un-believable. This guy has more lives than a million cats combined, geez! And yeah, it’s time for Banuelos to make his big-league return because they’re just wasting a rare healthy year out of him down at AAA right now. He’s thoroughly stretched out for either back-end rotation work or long-man duty out of the pen (where I feel his true value lies at this point). They can also take Stewart off the roster and send him back to extended spring training after this game because there’s something going on in that right arm of his dating back to early last year and he sure as hell isn’t telling the coaching staff about it. Liberatore or perhaps even Sborz can come up to take his spot no problem.Who knows, maybe even current top RHP prospect Mitchell White could factor in the mix if he continues to shake the rust off after spending most of the year in extended ST due to a foot injury. He could be an intriguing bullpen option if the Dodgers decide to move him to the pen for the time being and keep his innings in check somewhat. FILTHY stuff when he’s 100% too, think a young Wade Davis had he been moved to the pen early on in his MLB career. That’s White. Be on the lookout for him over these next couple months…

    1. Like you, I was thinking about Mitchell White this afternoon. They definitely have some retooling to do ahead of the Braves series. I agree—Brock is about shot—at least for right now.

      1. Gentlemen, we have no idea how really powerful we are. We all lobbied to have Baez sent to OKC and we got it accomplished!………………………for about 15 minutes. Whether Manuel is correct about Stewart (an arm problem they haven’t diagnosed yet/properly) or if it’s just psychological because of the torture they’ve put him through, we all seem to be in agreement that he should spend at least most of the rest of the year at OKC (assuming he’s well enough to pitch). With regard to Mitchell White, hadn’t realized it was a foot problem (certainly better than an arm problem). I saw him throw in Spring Training last year and he was definitely impressive. I could sign on to bringing him aboard if he’s totally healthy and has enough innings under his belt this year to be ready for a major league bullpen. They mentioned on the game today that Maeda might be ready to return sometime next week. That would certainly be a help.

      2. I think we’ll see Banuelos soon, even if it’s for a short time. For the sake of the 40-man roster, that’s the move they should have made before Ferguson.

    2. Well SOMEBODY over in that Dodger front office must have his/her ear tuned in to the rumblings of us concerned fans on here, lol! Hardly anything gets by us when it comes to the daily goings on up and down that organization. And yeah Dennis, I kinda felt they should’ve brought Banuelos up if only to provide both Ferguson and a weary bullpen with a much-needed buffer just in case the rook couldn’t go deep into his outing like what happened to him yesterday. Ferguson’s gonna be fine, though. He’ll soon be part of that “core four” in due time alongside Buehler, Urias, and Stripling once he’s done polishing off his command of the strike zone as well as his changeup down at AAA OKC. Him and White are pretty much the only pitching prospects down on the farm that should be totally off-limits in any potential deal at the non-waiver deadline. Everyone else is pretty much fair game at this point, even Santana for that matter (if he nets them a potential big-league late-inning arm like a Blake Treinen, that is)…

  4. Angels have just recalled Jose Miguel Fernandez (remember him?) and will start him at second base tonight (Fri.). He had a nice season in the minors last year at Tulsa and I remember that some of us were quite surprised he was released. Wonder if we’ll ever find out why. My memory could be totally faulty here but I seem to recall that Dennis reached out to someone he knows in the organization and received a very vague reply or none at all. Strange. This year, he’s hitting .345/.412/.562 with ten home runs and a 19:20 K/BB ratio over 226 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. Those are very nice numbers…………………..and we don’t have a very good second baseman.

      1. That doesn’t make me feel quite as bad. We have a decent first baseman. Would still like to know why they got rid of him.

      2. I never heard anything as to why he was released. He dies indeed have a solid bat, and can very capably handle any infield spot that doesn’t involve a chest protector.

      3. Just announced, torn lat for Santana and although they haven’t said anything, I’m sure that means we won’t see him again this year. Venditte/Liberatore up, Stewart (of course) to OKC.

  5. We may have to start Buehler, and use the other twelve pitchers, as four bull pen games. We could be the first team to try it, the way our starters keep going down we may not have a choice.

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