Dodgers recall Alex Vesia

May 30th, 2023

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled left-handed pitcher Alex Vesia and optioned right-handed pitcher Gavin Stone to Triple-A.  

Vesia, 27, returns for his second stint with the team after going 0-2 with a 7.84 ERA (9 ER/10.1 IP) and 15 strikeouts in 13 games with the Dodgers this season. He appeared in 10 games for the Oklahoma City Dodgers, allowing five runs in 9.2 innings with 18 strikeouts. In his last nine outings with the club, he has posted a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/9.1 IP) with 18 strikeouts against five hits. He is in his third season with Los Angeles, and he is a combined 8-3 with a 2.78 ERA (32 ER/103.2 IP) and 147 strikeouts in 116 games. He has been in the Major Leagues parts of four seasons with Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021-23) and he is 8-4 with 152 strikeouts in 108.0 innings. He was originally acquired from the Miami Marlins on February 12, 2021 along with right-hander pitcher Kyle Hurt in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dylan Floro.

Stone, 24, made three appearances for the Dodgers, allowing 16 runs on 23 hits in 10.0 innings.  Last season, he was named the 2022 Dodgers Branch Rickey Pitcher of the Year after going a combined 9-6 with a 1.48 ERA (20 ER/121.2 IP) and 168 strikeouts between High-A Great Lakes, Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Arkansas native has been in the Dodger system since being drafted in the 5th round of the 2020 First Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Arkansas and he is a combined 13-10 with a 2.68 ERA (74 ER/248.1 IP) and 347 strikeouts.