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Dodgers call up reliever Sborz, option Santana

@kengurnick
April 14, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers promoted right-handed reliever Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and optioned Dennis Santana to OKC. This is the first callup for Sborz, a competitive balance pick in the 2015 Draft, who hasn’t pitched since a two-inning appearance last Sunday. Sborz was added to

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers promoted right-handed reliever Josh Sborz from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday and optioned Dennis Santana to OKC.

This is the first callup for Sborz, a competitive balance pick in the 2015 Draft, who hasn’t pitched since a two-inning appearance last Sunday.

Sborz was added to the 40-man roster over the winter and was optioned to the Minor Leagues on March 10 after appearing in five Spring Training games.

Santana allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings in Saturday night’s 4-1 loss to Milwaukee, after which manager Dave Roberts said Santana was “still green and in that development stage.”

Santana appeared in three Dodgers games with a 7.20 ERA and four walks in five innings.

Sborz’s stay could be short, as the Dodgers will need a roster spot on Monday for the return of Clayton Kershaw.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.