Dodgers recall Gavin Stone, select Tayler Scott
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled right-handed pitcher Gavin Stone, selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott, placed left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw on the bereavement list and designated right-handed pitcher Wander Suero for assignment.
Stone, 24, returns for his second stint with the team. He allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 4.0 innings against the Phillies on May 3. With Triple-A Oklahoma City, he was 2-2 with a 4.04 ERA (16 ER/35.2 IP) and 41 strikeouts in eight starts. 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. He started the season going 1-1 with a 1.44 ERA (4 ER/25.0 IP) with Great Lakes while posting a 6-4 record with a 1.60 ERA (13 ER/73.1 IP) and 107 strikeouts with Tulsa. He finished the season with Oklahoma City, allowing three earned runs over 23.1 innings with 33 strikeouts. 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.
Scott, 30, was 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA (2 ER/16.2 IP) and 29 strikeouts against 10 walks in 16 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City. He has appeared in 301 minor league games, posting a 43-37 record with a 3.83 ERA (284 ER/667.0 IP) and 532 strikeouts. He has spent parts of two seasons in the Major Leagues with Seattle (2019), Baltimore (2019) and San Diego (2022) and he is a combined 0-1 with an 11.12 ERA (35 ER/28.1 IP) and 27 strikeouts in 21 games (two starts). He was signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on January 3, 2023.
Kershaw, 34, pitched yesterday, allowing four runs on five hits in 3.2 innings. He dropped to 6-4 on the season and carries a 2.98 ERA (19 ER/57.1 IP) and 69 strikeouts this season. The eight-time All-Star is 203-91 with a 2.49 ERA (730 ER/2638.1 IP) and 2,876 strikeouts in his career. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the 2006 First Year Player Draft with the seventh overall pick out of Highland Park High School.
Suero, 31, pitched two innings yesterday, allowing three runs on three hits. In four games with the Dodgers this season, he allowed six runs in 6.2 innings with seven strikeouts. He has been in the Major Leagues parts of four seasons with Washington (2018-2021) and Los Angeles (2023) and he is a combined 14-13 with a 4.73 ERA (101 ER/192.0 IP) and 207 strikeouts in 189 Major League games. He was originally signed by the Washington Nationals as an amateur free agent out of Sabana Larga, Dominican Republic on February 2, 2010.