Dodgers Make Multiple Roster Adjustments Ahead of Toronto Series


Prior to the start of the series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, the Dodgers announced that they have activated utility men Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez from the 10-day injured list while also recalling right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

To make room on the 25-man roster, the team placed Kristopher Negron on the 10-day injured list with neck stiffness and optioned outfielder Kyle Garlick and right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Taylor, 28, was placed on the injured list on July 15 with a left wrist fracture. The righty-hitting, former Virginia Cavalier has played in 90 games for the Dodgers, hitting .261 (68-for-261) with eight homers and 41 RBI. In his six Major League seasons, he has slashed .262/.331/.438 with 47 homers and 193 RBI in 505 games.

The 27-year-old, right-handed hitting Hernandez was placed on the injured list on July 29 with a sprain in his left hand. Prior to going on the injured list, the Puerto Rico native was slashing .400/.488/.629 with two homers and nine RBI and 1.116 OPS in the month of July. On the season, he has amassed 16 homers and 52 RBI with a .238 batting average in 98 games. He is in his fifth season with the club, batting a combined .241 (346-for-1622) with 62 homers and 181 RBI in 568 games for the Dodgers.

Floro, 28, returns for his second stint with the club since being optioned on August 1. The former Cal State Fullerton Titan has appeared in 38 games for the Dodgers, going 4-3 with a 4.00 ERA (16 ER/36.0 IP) and 30 strikeouts. In 67 games since joining the Dodgers, Floro is 7-4 with a 2.97 ERA (21 ER/63.2 IP) and 61 strikeouts.

Negrón was placed on the 10-day injured list with neck stiffness. In 15 games for the Dodgers, Negrón is batting .268 (11-for-41) with two homers and seven RBI. On the season, he has played all around the yard, appearing in 25 total games for the Mariners and Dodgers, hitting .250 (16-for-64) with two long balls and eight RBI. He originally joined the Dodgers on July 28 from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for the minor league infielder Daniel Castro.

Garlick was recalled last Tuesday and played in five games, hitting .364 (4-for-11) with two doubles, one homer and two RBI. On the season, he has appeared in 30 games for the Dodgers, batting .250 (12-for-48) with three homers and six RBI. In 69 games with Oklahoma City, he is hitting .319 (76-for-238) with 20 homers and 51 RBI. The former Cal Poly alum was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 28th round of the 2015 first year player draft.

Sadler was recalled on Saturday and did not appear in a game. The Oklahoma native has appeared in nine games for the Dodgers at the big league level this year, allowing one earned run over 12.1 innings (0.73 ERA) with eight strikeouts. In 18 Major League games this season, he has allowed five earned runs in 31.2 innings of work for a 1.42 ERA between both the Rays and the Dodgers.

(Juan Dorado furnished some information provided in this report)


14 thoughts on “Dodgers Make Multiple Roster Adjustments Ahead of Toronto Series

  1. Is it just me and you in here today Dennis? I didn’t realize that neck stiffness is so contagious.Poor Stadler, he’s done nothing but pitch great but when you have options you’re never safe or you have S stiff neck! It will be fun to see the old vet Kersh against the young studs tonight!

  2. Sadler and Garlick were optioned out. Negron has the stiff neck. Both Kike and Taylor in the starting lineup tonight. Pollock CF Muncy 3B Smith C Bellinger 1B Taylor LF Seager SS Hernandez 2B Pederson RF Kershaw P.

  3. When this team hits, Kershaw giving up 3 home tuns goes pretty much unnoticed.

    Very quiet in here.

    1. I don’t follow you Rich. That program, after 83 years, remains one of the nation’s most successful, effective, and popular programs. Don’t mess with it. The Dodgers program, fill up the stadium, get a bountiful tv contract, invest in infrastructure, can only hope for 83 years of popularity.

      1. It was oh no, here we go again for a little bit there. But then the bats woke up and after Belli cleared the bases, the game was never in doubt. Tacking on 4 in the 9th was redundant. 5 more dingers. They do seem to hit better at home, and the Toronto pitching is abysmal. Taylor had a nice return to the lineup, and although he struggled at the plate, Kike made a couple of nice plays. Bellinger saved him an error on the first DP. They ended up getting 4 of them. That kept Kersh from having a worse line than he had. Buehler tonight against former Dodger Wilmer Font. Turner should be back in the starting lineup. Bichette crushed that first homer, and Smith’s went 449 feet. Nice to see Pollock go oppo for his dinger. Kershaw has had a quality start in every game he has pitched this year. 13 wins leads the team now. Funniest moment was when Belli slid into third trying to stretch that double and he broke the belt on his pants and they nearly fell down.

  4. The poor Rockies cannot catch a break. They lost another starting pitcher for the season when Gray broke his foot yesterday. Freeland went down the day before. The Yankees have an impressive list of players on the IL.

    1. Colorado in an off year and Toronto is just not good. Beating up on them isn’t all that notable.

      Quality starts aren’t necessarily impressive to me. 6 innings of 4.5 ERA? In my opinion every man in your starting rotation should be able to give you that. Also… 3 home runs and 3 walks in 6. To an offense ranked 20th. Quality? Not in my book. Quality is a starter shaking the catcher’s hand at the end of the game. (Koufax) ok, by today’s standards that no longer applies. But please, can’t we make it 7 and 3 or less?

      1. I definitely have to agree with you there Scoop. In our day a quality start was a complete game win. Those days are long gone.

    1. What? 3% a year doesn’t work for you Rich? Me neither. Oh well. Only the elite have an income graph that spikes up. Nothing elite about me. My destiny is that of a commoner. Hopefully it’s enough to skip through the astral plane and park my quantum consciousness in a beach hut in the causal plane. After all…if we cannot live as to be happy, let us live to deserve happiness.

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