Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled Andre Jackson from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed Tyler Anderson on the paternity list prior to Saturday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
Jackson returns to the Dodgers active roster three days after being optioned as a corresponding move to Michael Grove getting recalled for a spot start. Grove is remaining in the Dodgers rotation for the time being to start one of their doubleheader games against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Jackson joined the Dodgers for the first time this season on Aug. 7, when Yency Almonte was put on the 15-day injured list. Jackson was optioned three days later and didn’t return until Sept. 10, taking the place of Blake Treinen when he put on the 15-day injured list because of right shoulder soreness.
Jackson has only appeared in one game for the Dodgers this season, throwing two scoreless innings to finish out a series win against the San Diego Padres last Sunday. He’s 2-7 with a 5.00 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over 21 games (19 starts) for Oklahoma City this year.
MLB paternity list rules require Anderson to miss at least one day but no more than three. Hanser Alberto and Craig Kimbrel both missed three days while on paternity leave earlier this season.
That would prevent Anderson from making his next scheduled start on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The southpaw threw seven shutout innings when he faced the Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Sept. 12.
Anderson is 15-3 with a 2.62 ERA and 1.03 WHIP in his first season with the Dodgers. He’s continued to draw praise from manager Dave Roberts at various points throughout the year, including earlier this week.
Potential Dodgers pitching plans with Anderson on paternity list
Because of an off day this past Thursday and inserting Grove into the rotation right before that, the Dodgers aren’t facing a bind even if Anderson is to spend all three days on paternity leave.
His start conceivably can be filled by Clayton Kershaw, who would still take the mound on an extra day of rest if that’s the direction the Dodgers chose to go in.
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