According to manager Dave Roberts, southpaw Caleb Ferguson will rejoin the Dodgers on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds.

Ferguson has been battling a strain of his left oblique and last pitched on April 27th. He had tossed 13 innings in the first month of the season, amassing 14 strikeouts with a 3.46 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. The WHIP is a bit frightening, but Ferguson emerged as one of the Dodgers’ most trusted bullpen arms in 2018, when he posted a 3.49 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 49 innings of work.

Bill Plunkett brings up a solid point here considering that because San Diego’s lineup is crowded by right-handed bats, the team brought up Chargois, a right-handed pitcher. When the Dodgers head to face a more neutral Cincinnati Reds offense, Ferguson will see activation.

Tony Cingrani Update

Dave Roberts also stated that lefty Tony Cingrani is to remain on his rehab assignment in Oklahoma City for now.

Cingrani has yet to throw a major league pitch in 2019 after being limited to just 22 2/3 innings in 2018. Cingrani pitched extremely well in those innings, though, enjoying a 2.32 FIP and 1.10 WHIP to go along with 14.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

Overall

The Dodgers have reinforcements on the way for a bullpen that already boasts the 11th-worst bullpen ERA in the majors, albeit with a 1.20 WHIP, good for sixth-best in the majors and third-best in the National League.

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