DODGERS RECALL REYES MORONTA
June 16, 2022
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Reyes Moronta and optioned right-handed pitcher Michael Grove.
Moronta, 29, joins the club for his second time this season after posting a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) with seven strikeouts in seven games for the Dodgers. With Triple-A Oklahoma City, he was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA, including two saves in 10 games. He is in his fifth Major League season, and he is a combined 8-9 with a 2.63 ERA (41 ER/140.1 IP) and 169 strikeouts against 76 walks with San Francisco (2017-2021) and Los Angeles (2022). He was signed as a minor league free agent with the Dodgers on March 12, 2022.
Grove, 26, did not appear in a game in his third stint with the club. On the season, he is 0-0 with a 5.79 ERA (3 ER/4.2 IP) and three strikeouts in two games for the Dodgers. In the minors, he is a combined 0-1 with a 3.65 ERA (10 ER/24.2 IP) and 26 strikeouts between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. Prior to his first Major League assignment, he was 0-1 with a 2.76 ERA (5 ER/16.1 IP) and 22 strikeouts in five starts for Double-A Tulsa. He has been with the Dodgers since being drafted in the second round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft out of the University of West Virginia. In his minor league career, he is a combined 1-10 with a 6.54 ERA (107 ER/147.1 IP) and 187 strikeouts in 49 games (47 starts).
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