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’ rotation for the three-game weekend series against the Colorado Rockies lines up normally: Brett Anderson on Friday, Clayton Kershaw on Saturday and Zack Greinke on Sunday.
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.
West has one option year remaining in his contract.
The Dodgers gained a first baseman and lost their starting pitcher for Thursday’s game in Milwaukee.
After beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 in the 13 innings Sunday, the Dodgers designated Scott Baker for assignment and acquired 26-year-old first baseman Andy Wilkins from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations.
From the club’s press release: