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Dodgers add Buehler, Valera to roster

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The Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and optioned left-handed reliever Edward Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. The club also recalled infielder/outfielder Breyvic Valera from OKC, who will be added to the roster as the 26th man per Major League rules for the Mexico Series in Monterrey against the Padres.

Buehler, who will make his third start of the season tonight, last pitched in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday against the Giants, allowing just two runs on six hits and striking out six in five innings to record his first win of the year. The 23-year-old has gone 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP) and has struck out 11 against four walks, while limiting hitters to a .256 average in two starts with Los Angeles this season. In 10 career appearances with the big league club, the Kentucky native has a 2-0 record with a 4.66 ERA and has struck out 23 batters in 19.1 innnings.

The Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Walker Buehler from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and optioned left-handed reliever Edward Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday. The club also recalled infielder/outfielder Breyvic Valera from OKC, who will be added to the roster as the 26th man per Major League rules for the Mexico Series in Monterrey against the Padres.

Buehler, who will make his third start of the season tonight, last pitched in the first game of the doubleheader on Saturday against the Giants, allowing just two runs on six hits and striking out six in five innings to record his first win of the year. The 23-year-old has gone 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10.0 IP) and has struck out 11 against four walks, while limiting hitters to a .256 average in two starts with Los Angeles this season. In 10 career appearances with the big league club, the Kentucky native has a 2-0 record with a 4.66 ERA and has struck out 23 batters in 19.1 innnings.

Valera, 26, who will make his third stint with the big league club this year, has gone 0-for-3 with a walk in three games with the Dodgers this season. In 17 games with Oklahoma City this year, he has posted a .373 (19-for-51)/.459/.549 slashline with 13 runs, three doubles, two homers and 14 RBI, while also drawing nine walks against just eight strikeouts. The speedy utilityman has seen the majority of his playing time at second base (nine games) with the OKC Dodgers, but has also seen time at shortstop (four games), third base (four games) and in left field (one game).

Paredes, 31, made his 2018 debut in yesterday's contest against the Diamondbacks, allowing one batter to reach base via a hit by pitch in 0.2 scoreless innings of relief.  

 

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