The Dodgers made a flurry of roster moves Wednesday afternoon:
Freddy Garcia released (this morning)
Noted this morning but forgot to tweet: the Dodgers released Freddy Garcia after 3 games in Triple-A— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 22, 2015
In three games with the Dodgers AAA affiliate, Garcia posted a disappointing ERA of 7.36. While his FIP (3.77) was much better, his walk rate was alarmingly high at 4.91 and he simply didn't fit anywhere on the major league roster. Garcia hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2013, and his next move remains unclear.
Chris Heisey recalled (3:00 pm)
The Dodgers recalled Heisey for tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants, and will start in center field. Unfortunately, his promotion will likely be short lived.
Yes, and then likely optioned tomorrow for Mike Bolsinger https://t.co/CD7sPfM8Zu— Eric Stephen (@truebluela) April 22, 2015
As the corresponding move, Adam Liberatore was sent back down to AAA after pitching remarkably well in three games. He didn't allow a run in his 4.1 innings, and retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced. This was his first taste of major league action and undoubtedly impressed those in the front office with his play.
Xavier Cedeno acquired for cash considerations (4:03 pm)
With Cedeno's arrival, Daniel Corcino was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster. Despite his shaky results, Cedeno is out of options, and as a result will be added to the active roster immediately. Cedeno is primarily a lefty specialist, and in his career, has held them to a slash line of .252/.331/.351.
Mike Bolsinger sighting (5:06 pm)
Dodgers beat writer Bill Plunkett accidentally confirmed who the starter for Thursdays game would be, merely by where he was standing.
This confirms what Eric Stephen alluded to earlier. Heisey's call-up to the big league club will be just for one game, as Bolsinger will be added to the active roster for tomorrow's game. Bolsinger's big league resume consists of 52.1 innings pitched, and an ERA of 5.50, all of which came last season. In 2015 however, in 11 innings at the AAA level, he's off to a hot start, allowing no earned runs, and producing an FIP of 1.77.
At the moment, this includes all of the transactions the Dodgers have made this afternoon, but will be updated if something comes up.