Blake DeWitt recalled, Pablo Ozuna DFA’d

Didn’t see this one coming. Guess is has something to do with the team’s sagging offense. DeWitt was batting .500 (11 for 22) over a four-game stretch that ended on Saturday, but according to his day-by-day stats on milb.com, he hasn’t played since. Not sure why, but I’ll try to find out. … Ozuna had become nothing more than a late-inning defensive replacement and pinch runner, but I would imagine if he clears waivers, he’ll be back next week. … A few minutes ago, the club also announced that Cory Wade was coming off the DL and that Tanyon Sturtze had been DFA’d, but they quickly retracted that. Not sure why, unless they decided to wait a couple of days because Cory is still sore.

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  • El Lay Dave

    DeWitt must be in D.C. or due to arrive very shortly if the move is now and not after the game. Maybe Wade isn’t there or won’t be there in time for the game – is he rehabbing in L.A.?

    Also, the Monday game for the 51s was canceled.

  • Rolex

    What are the chances that Elbert is added to the 40 man roster and gets called up next week?

  • El Lay Dave

    Tony – a couple days ago you wrote in a comment, “Twenty-five years later, our [newspaper] industry is really struggling. I still love it, but I just hope it’s there for me to love for a few more years.” No doubt about the newspaper business, but the beat writer job is still bread-and-butter for the sports news business, it’s just that you and the future Tony Jacksons won’t be published in newsprint primarily, but on-line. (I haven’t bought the Daily News in about a decade, but I sure read a lot of words written by Tony Jackson.) And there still will be multiple sources – I read several Dodgers beat writers’ work on-line. (I’m certain you must have thought this through much farther than I have.)

  • Tony Jackson

    Hey Dave, thanks for the encouragement. I sure hope you’re right, and I sure hope I can be here providing coverage for you and all the other loyal readers for years to come. As for DeWitt, yes, they were rained out Monday and he was told of his promotion before last night’s game.

  • The 5th Outfielder

    the ethier Dodgers lose yet A-G-A-I-N – ‘e’s now: 5-12

    Meanwhile, the Pierre Dodgers are 14-4!

    Do you believe now? Better start believing.

    (PS) ethier will be playing for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2009…good luck to the journey ‘e’.

    Juan Pi-erre!

  • Dave R.

    OPS in August:

    Ethier – .899
    Pierre – .575

    Nice work.

  • AZShaker

    That was 5th Outfielder ladies and gentlemen…He’ll be on the lounge all week…Enjoy the shrimp scampi!!!

    You can’t spell JoUrneymAN without JUAN pierre!!!

    April 18th 2009… (translated from Japanese)…

    At bat 8th…for the Nippon Ham Fighters…a true American JoUrneymAN…a fast base stealer who has no power and lost his job with the LA Dodgers to two much better players…JUANNY BENCHED!!!