Dodgers place Yency Almonte on 15-day injured list
The Dodgers announced that the right-hander Yency Almonte was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a tightness in his right elbow. In the corresponding stroke, on the right Andre Jackson was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Almonte will have an MRI to investigate the injury, director david roberts said Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic (Twitter connections) and other journalists. On the positive side, Almonte said that he is familiar with this type of oppression and that he is not overly concerned about his condition.
After spending his first four Major League seasons with the Rockies, Almonte was cut out of Colorado’s 40-man roster last year and went into free agency. That led to a minor league contract with the Dodgers and a great rebounding season for the 28-year-old. Almonte has a 1.15 ERA in 31 1/3 relief innings for Los Angeles, inducing plenty of soft contact and limiting the long ball (only two homers allowed) despite having a below-average strikeout rate of 24 .6%.
Almonte showed flashes of such performances in Colorado, posting impressive results in 2018 and 2020 when he was able to keep the ball in the park. In 2021, however, he gave up nine home runs in 47 2/3 innings, and between home runs and an inflated walk rate, Almonte posted a lousy 7.55.
Jackson made his MLB debut in 2021, going 11 2/3 innings in three games for LA He was briefly on the Dodgers’ active roster in April but got no playing action, so his 2022 resume consists of a 5.20 ERA over 55 1/3 innings at Triple-A. Jackson battled control issues earlier in his minor league career, and those issues came back with a vengeance this year, as he has 48 free passes in 55 1/3 innings (vs. 59 strikeouts).
Still, Roberts suggested Jackson could receive a start for the Dodgers on Wednesday, replacing the injured Clayton Kershaw. It will depend on whether or not Jackson is needed in relief over the next two days, and the Dodgers also have a Monday off to consider their rotation setup.