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Dodgers place Tyler Glasnow on 15-day injured list

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled Michael Petersen from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed Tyler Glasnow on the 15-day injured list retroactively to July 6 due to back discomfort.

Petersen joined the Dodgers’ bullpen before the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, five days after returning to the active roster in exchange for Oklahoma City transfer Nick Ramirez.

Left-hander Ramirez also only stayed on the Dodgers’ roster for one game as part of the bullpen restructuring. The Dodgers were able to recall Petersen so quickly because he replaced an injured player.

Petersen last pitched for the Dodgers on July 3, when he allowed four runs on four hits in two innings in a decisive loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Petersen made his MLB debut with the Dodgers in May and has a 2-0 record with a 4.66 ERA in 9.1 innings in six appearances. He was originally selected by the Brewers in the 17th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of Riverside Community College.

The 31-year-old played 23 games for the Oklahoma City Baseball Club and achieved a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 1.61.

Dodgers All-Star Tyler Glasnow eliminated

With Glasnow placed on the 15-day IL, the Dodgers will have to finish the week without their star. The right-hander threw six innings against the Brewers last Friday and finished the game with seven strikeouts while allowing five runs.

Glasnow’s starting troubles came in an inning in which he allowed a grand slam to Rhys Hoskins, among other things. He recovered and made it through the fifth and sixth innings, with only one baserunner coming into the game on an error by Gavin Lux.

“It was important that I came back,” Glasnow said of returning after the bumpy inning. “We were making the runs, so I came back and tried to make a zero to keep the team in the game. … I just had to throw. We were close in the game, so I just wanted to forget about it, treat each inning as its own and just make throws.”

Glasnow’s injury opens up another opportunity in the Dodgers’ rotation for rookie Justin Wrobleski, who made his MLB debut on Sunday. There was also a possibility that Gavin Stone could be named to the 2024 MLB All-Star Game as a replacement for Glasnow, who was injured, but that went to Hunter Greene of the Cincinnati Reds instead.

This is the first time in his career that Glasnow has been placed on the injured list due to back problems. The 30-year-old has previously struggled with injuries to his right forearm, right elbow and left obliques.

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