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Dodgers Roster News: Adam Kolarek Recalled, Thompson to 60-Day IL

More injury news for LA.

The injury bug continues to hit the Dodgers. Before their game Sunday against the Philadelphia Phillies, it was announced that they would be transferring outfielder Trayce Thompson from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day. Thompson had been struggling before he hit the injured list with an oblique strain and has a.155/.310/.366 slash line with five home runs this year.

With the move, the Dodgers recalled veteran pitcher Adam Kolarek from Oklahoma City. Kolarek joins the team as they prepare for a bullpen game in Philadelphia to close out their three game series.

Kolarek has enjoyed a solid season with Oklahoma City, posting a 2.18 ERA over 20.2 innings. He was with the organization in 2019 and 2020 before joining the Oakland Athletics over the last two seasons. Something has worked during his time with the Dodgers as his ERA for his career jumps massively with any other team. With Los Angeles, his ERA is at an impressive 0.88.

With Kolarek coming up, the team optioned pitcher Andre Jackson back to Triple-A, just a day after bringing him up as well. It seems the Dodgers will be playing musical chairs with their pitchers until some come back from injuries. 

The team has dealt with some real issues in the bullpen this season so they are hoping that the success Kolarek has seen during his time with them translates over again. The left-hander could be a key piece going forward if so.