That’s been reported by various outlets before today, but MLB.com just posted a more complete scouting report of the right-handed pitcher while re-affirming the Dodgers’ status as favorites. Click here for the full blurb; here’s an excerpt:
I spent the first six innings of Tuesday night’s game standing in the hallway connecting the Dodgers and Braves clubhouses. That was a waste of time. So far as I can tell, only a bat and a little black book are going to Atlanta — not Juan Uribe, who must have watched the entire game from the Dodgers clubhouse, since he wasn’t in the dugout (or the hallway) after the National Anthem. Maybe he and Hyun-jin Ryu watched the game together. You all can use your imaginations.
MILWAUKEE — Joe Wieland will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and make his Dodgers debut tomorrow as the starting pitcher against the Brewers. Carlos Frias, who had been scheduled to pitch tomorrow, will start the finale of the four-game series Thursday instead.
Wieland, one of two players the Dodgers acquired from the San Diego Padres in the Matt Kemp trade, was 3-0 with a 3.60 earned-run average in four starts at Triple-A Oklahoma City. He’s faced the Brewers once in his career, on April 30, 2012, and lost the game in San Diego.
Frias said he is healthy and could have started tomorrow’s game if needed. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that Frias would throw a “touch and feel” session Tuesday at Miller Park.
The Dodgers acquired 26-year-old right-hander Matt West from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for cash.
West will be assigned to Double-A Tulsa and joins the Dodgers’ 40-man roster. Hyun-Jin Ryu was transfered to the 60-day disabled list to make room for West. In 12 ⅓ scoreless innings for the Blue Jays’ Double-A New Hampshire affiliate in the Eastern League this season, West had allowed only one unearned run. The Houston native also has one save and 17 strikeouts against just four walks in his seven appearances.
In five minor league seasons, the converted third baseman is 6-9 with a 3.64 ERA (47 ER, 116 ⅓ innings) and 14 saves in 90 games (two starts) in the Rangers and Blue Jays’ organizations. West had Tommy John surgery in August 2012 that forced him to miss most of the following season.
West made his Major League debut last season for Texas and appeared in three games out of the Rangers’ bullpen in July. West was originally selected by the Rangers in the second round (No. 80) of the 2007 draft out of Bellaire High School in Houston.