The Los Angeles Dodgers will be promoting right-handed relief pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to a Sunday morning report from Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA. In what will become a corresponding roster move, the Dodgers will be optioning fellow right-handed relief pitcher Josh Ravin back down to the same affiliate.
Ravin’s latest stint atop the highest level did not last long, as he was recalled by Los Angeles on Friday.
The 25-year-old Stewart has yet to make a regular-season appearance as a member of the Dodgers in 2017. With only one season of big league action under his belt as it stands today, the up-and-coming hurler previously made his major league debut as a member of the Dodgers in 2016.
Over the course of seven appearances and five starts a season ago, Stewart compiled a 5.79 ERA as a result of his first taste of major league action. Amassing a total of 28 innings of work during the 2016 regular season, he also managed an even 2-2 record and 25 strikeouts against 12 walks.
On the other hand, the 29-year-old Ravin has tallied a mere one appearance as a member of the Dodgers this time around. Now a three-year big league veteran, he has registered 20 career relief appearances and 21 innings pitched en route to a 3.43 ERA, a 2-1 record and 27 strikeouts against eight walks. Even so, he failed to allow a run during his lone appearance this season.