The Los Angeles Dodgers have formally activated RHP Michael Grove off the injured checklist, giving him about 10 days or so to audition for a spot on the postseason roster.
To make room on the energetic roster, Gavin Stone has been despatched again all the way down to Triple-A, just about ending his season.
This has been a rollercoaster of a season for Grove. He entered spring coaching with no expectations, however rapidly entered a battle for the No. 5 spot within the beginning rotation when Tony Gonsolin turned his ankle.
Grove misplaced the battle to Ryan Pepiot, however when Pepiot injured his indirect, it was Grove who discovered himself on the Opening Day roster.
Grove lasted simply 4 begins earlier than happening the injured checklist, and didn’t return till June. He then made 11 extra appearances — three out of the pen — earlier than going again on the IL.
Grove’s final look confirmed tons of promise, as he struck out 4 of the 5 batters he confronted as an opener in opposition to the San Diego Padres.
Nevertheless, an harm despatched him on the IL, the place he’s been ever since.
Grove appeared good in his few rehab appearances, warranting a possible audition for October. Nevertheless, it appears unlikely he will get that chance, until he’s completely lights out in his few reduction/opener appearances the remainder of this season.
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts did say on Friday that the group is “going to offer him each alternative” to doubtlessly make the postseason roster, so we’ll see if he’s capable of seize it.
Obligatory Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities
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