Dodgers Bullpen: Brock Stewart Settling into New Relief Role Nicely

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When pitcher Brock Stewart was initially recalled to the major league roster this year on June 18, many fans of the Dodgers believed that the 25-year-old righty was merely an extra body in the perpetual carousel of the Los Angeles bullpen, setting the stage for yet another roster move when the next Dodger regular became healthy.

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Dodgers Make Flurry of Roster Moves at Onset of Freeway Series

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The Los Angeles Dodgers made several roster moves late Monday afternoon, recalling outfielder Trayce Thompson and righty pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club option right-handed reliever Ross Stripling back to OKC, and place righty starter Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with symptoms of tendinitis in his right knee.

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Dodgers Recall Brandon Morrow, Option Brock Stewart to Oklahoma City

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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.

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Dodgers Recall Brock Stewart, Option Josh Ravin to Oklahoma City

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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.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Justin Turner, Joc Pederson, Alex Wood & More

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Heading into the second weekend of June, the crazy carousel which we call the Dodgers disabled list takes another positive turn, this time promising to dip into the single digits by the end of the current homestand.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: McCarthy, Wood, Pederson, Turner, Ethier & More

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Another day, another injury to a player on the Dodgers. Or at least it seems that way, especially to the pitching staff. The latest to incur an injury is starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy. He left Thursday’s game after four innings with a blister on his right index finger.

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Dodgers Place Alex Wood on Disabled List, Select Contract of Brandon Morrow

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday selected the contract of right-hander Brandon Morrow and placed left-handed pitcher Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list with left SC joint inflammation in his neck/upper-back area. Wood’s stay on the disabled list can be retroactive to May 27, if needed.

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Dodgers Injury Notes: Turner, Segedin, Ethier, Stewart & More

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There’s plenty of good news heading into this weekend’s injury report, with the possible return of third baseman Justin Turner sometime next week capturing the headlines of many Dodgers outlets across the baseball blogosphere. What’s more, the current injury count on the disabled list has finally dwindled down to the single digits, a trend that many hope continues into the summer months.

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Dodgers Injury News: Andre Ethier, Scott Kazmir, Franklin Gutierrez & More

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While there are still a few lingering issues that have affected the general makeup of the big league 25-man roster, injuries have not had a significant impact on the overall performance of the Dodgers so far in 2017. Veteran lefty Rich Hill is prepared to be reinstated from the 10-day disabled list to face the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon, and with a little bit of good fortune, one or two other players may soon follow in his footsteps.

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Dodgers Roster: Realigning the Starting Pitching Depth Chart

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Admittedly for many fans of the Dodgers, veteran lefty Rich Hill wasn’t the first member of the original starting rotation thought to have been destined for a stay on the 10-day disabled list so early in the season. But while this move is more of a precautionary measure than a required need, it’s probably safe to say that Hill’s stay will result more towards the minimum amount of time instead of an elongated period. Even so, it surely doesn’t hurt to take a look at the depth chart beyond the current starting five.

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