The Dodgers positioned right-hander Michael Grove on the 15-day injured listing right now, as Grove is affected by proper lat tightness. Left-hander Bryan Hudson was known as up from Triple-A to take Grove’s spot on the energetic roster, and supervisor Dave Roberts advised MLB.com and different reporters that Grove ought to miss solely the minimal 15 days.
Grove missed about six weeks earlier this season on account of a groin pressure, and he has been up and down from Triple-A just a few occasions this season. Working largely as a standard starter but additionally getting some work as a reliever and as a bulk pitcher, Grove has tossed 64 innings over 15 appearances this season, serving to out a Dodgers crew that has been hit onerous by pitching accidents. Sadly for Grove and the Dodgers, his outcomes haven’t been nice, as he has a 6.61 ERA and has allowed quite a lot of onerous contact.
The ERA doesn’t inform the entire story, as Grove’s 3.96 SIERA signifies some unhealthy luck for the 26-year-old. Grove’s 6.3% stroll charge is effectively above league common and his 23.5% strikeout charge is round mid-range. Whereas batters are getting good wooden on Grove’s choices, he’s additionally seeing an uncommon quantity of these balls in play fall for hits, as Grove has a hefty .378 BABIP.
Grove turns into the eleventh pitcher on Los Angeles’ present injured listing, with varied hurlers nonetheless sidelined by each short-term or longer-term or season-ending accidents. Regardless of pitching depth being an issue for a lot of the season, the Dodgers are nonetheless atop the NL West, holding a three-game lead on the Giants coming into Sunday’s play. Lance Lynn was acquired on the commerce deadline to supply some rotation assist, whereas Clayton Kershaw is anticipated to return from his personal IL stint sooner or later this week. Roberts additionally mentioned that Shelby Miller (on the 60-day IL) has recovered from a nerve concern and has began a rehab project within the Arizona Complicated League, with hopes of returning to the Dodgers earlier than the season is over.