By Jon Weisman
Josh Ravin has been called up by the Dodgers for the third time, taking the roster spot temporarily vacated by expectant father Zack Greinke.
Ravin has a 2.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 38 strikeouts in 27 innings for Triple-A Oklahoma City this year. With the Dodgers, he has allowed five runs on 11 hits and a walk in seven innings, striking out nine.
After pitching two shutout innings in the Dodgers’ 11-inning victory June 14 over San Diego (the day Joc Pederson made his catch at the wall of Justin Upton’s drive), Ravin allowed runs in three consecutive appearances. He last pitched for Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Greinke can be on the paternity list for a maximum of three days. Ian Thomas is starting today for the Dodgers, who haven’t announced their Saturday or Sunday starters.
Jon, does Ravin have to be the only person they call up on this paternity leave (unless Ravin gets hurt)? Meaning, could they send ravin down, and bring up Lee to start tomorrow, then send Lee down and bring up someone else on Sunday?
In theory, yes.
Thanks. Have to think that unless he’s fantastic, Lee will be sent right back down, because with the off days on Monday and Thursday, that spot wouldn’t be needed again until Tuesday August 4th, 10 days later. Of course Anderson Achilles injury may make this moot if he has to go on DL