LA Dodgers recall RHP Phil Bickford

Jimmy Nelson placed on IL

May 23rd, 2021

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Phil Bickford from Triple-A Oklahoma City and placed right-handed pitcher Jimmy Nelson on the 10-day injured list with right forearm inflammation, retroactive May 21.

Bickford, 25, was claimed by the Dodgers on May 3 and has appeared in five games for Triple-A Oklahoma City, posting a 1-0 record with a 5.40 ERA (3 ER/5.0 IP) and 12 strikeouts. He has appeared in two Major League games in his career, allowing six runs on six hits in 2.0 innings with the Brewers (2020-21). The right-hander was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the first round (18th overall) of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of the College of Southern Nevada. The former Oaks Christian High School standout has posted an 12-8 record with a 3.03 ERA (78 ER/231.2 IP) and 289 strikeouts in six minor league seasons.

Nelson, 31, has appeared in 16 games for the Dodgers, posting a 1-1 record with a 2.41 ERA (5 ER/18.2 IP) and 30 strikeouts. He made his lone start of the season for the Dodgers on May 16, going 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball against the Marlins and has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances (9.1 IP). He is in his seventh Major League season and is a combined 34-47 with a 4.17 ERA (302 ER/652.0 IP) in 135 games (108 starts).


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