The Dodgers introduced that right-hander Yency Almonte has been positioned on the 15-day injured record on account of proper elbow tightness. Within the corresponding transfer, righty Andre Jackson was known as up from Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis.
Almonte will get an MRI to research the harm, supervisor Dave Roberts informed The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya (Twitter links) and different reporters. On the plus facet, Almonte said that he’s accustomed to one of these tightness, and isn’t overly involved about his standing.
After spending his first 4 Main League seasons with the Rockies, Almonte was outrighted off Colorado’s 40-man following final yr, and he selected free company. That led to a minor league cope with the Dodgers and a very good bounce-back season for the 28-year-old. Almonte has a 1.15 ERA over 31 1/3 aid innings for Los Angeles, inducing loads of comfortable contact and limiting the lengthy ball (solely two homers allowed) regardless of a below-average 24.6% strikeout charge.
Almonte confirmed flashes of such efficiency in Colorado, posting spectacular leads to each 2018 and 2020 when he has been capable of preserve the ball within the park. In 2021, nevertheless, he gave up 9 homers over 47 2/3 innings, and between the house runs and an inflated stroll charge, Almonte posted an unpleasant 7.55 ERA.
Jackson made his MLB debut in 2021, with 11 2/3 innings over three video games for L.A. He was briefly on the Dodgers’ energetic roster again in April however didn’t get any recreation motion, so his 2022 resume consists of a 5.20 ERA over 55 1/3 innings at Triple-A. Jackson battled management issues earlier in his minor league profession, and people points returned with a vengeance this yr, as he has 48 free passes in his 55 1/3 innings (in opposition to 59 strikeouts).
Nonetheless, Roberts instructed that Jackson may obtain a spot begin for the Dodgers on Wednesday, filling in for the injured Clayton Kershaw. It should depend upon whether or not or not Jackson is required in aid over the following couple of days, and the Dodgers even have an off-day Monday to issue into their rotation set-up.