Kahnle, Ferguson Nearing Potential Returns to Los Angeles Bullpen

While it’s too early in the season to point out any glaring team weaknesses, one area of the Los Angeles squad that may soon be receiving a boost is the bullpen.

Seven games is hardly an accurate measuring stick, but the Dodgers relief crew is currently sitting in first place in the majors with a combined 0.73 WHIP, a significantly more accurate stat than ERA when evaluating the performance of relief pitchers.

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Dodgers Promote Caleb Ferguson to Majors, Option Pedro Baez to OKC

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson from Triple-A Oklahoma City, with the youngster slated to make his big league debut with a start against the Pirates.

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Dodgers Rumors: Caleb Ferguson Preparing for MLB Debut Against Pirates

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(Mandatory Credit: Jerry Espinoza)

This season has seen quite the rash of injuries to the Dodgers‘ pitching staff. Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda are all currently on the DL, leading to some of the Dodgers’ young arms being pressed into service sooner than they were anticipating. Walker Buehler has already made quite a few starts. Dennis Santana was brought up for his debut last weekend in Colorado. Now it appears that the next arm on his way is that of Caleb Ferguson.

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