June 3rd, 2023

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers activated Michael Grove from the 15-day injured list and optioned left-handed pitcher Justin Bruihl to Triple-A.

Grove, 26, returns from the injured list after missing 38 games with a right groin strain. He will make the start this afternoon and he is 0-1 with an 8.44 ERA (15 ER/16.0 IP) and 14 strikeouts in four starts this season. He made two rehab starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing two runs over 10.0 innings with 14 strikeouts. He has been with the Dodgers two seasons, and he is a combined 1-1 with a 5.96 ERA (30 ER/45.1 IP) and 38 strikeouts. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the 2018 First Year Player Draft out of West Virginia University.

Bruihl, 25, has appeared in 14 games with the Dodgers, posting a 4.41 ERA (8 ER/16.1 IP) and 13 strikeouts this season. In 59 games (two starts) for the Dodgers, he is 2-2 with a 3.68 ERA (24 ER/58.2 IP) and 37 strikeouts while limiting left-handed hitters to a .191 (21-for-110) batting average against with 20 strikeouts. The southpaw was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 15, 2017 after finishing his collegiate career at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.