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Top Caleb Ferguson News

  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Unlikely to pitch in 2020

    Ferguson (elbow) doubts that he'll pitch this season, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    The southpaw explained Wednesday that he enquired about returning in 2021 but was turned down due to the fact that he is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery. Ferguson also indicated that he has begun throwing from as far as 60 feet, so he should be fully recovered by the start of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Resumes throwing

    Ferguson (elbow) was cleared to begin a throwing program earlier in spring training, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

    Ferguson is just under six months removed from Tommy John surgery, so he isn't expected to do anything more than long toss off flat ground for the duration of the spring. He could be cleared to face hitters by the end of the season, but the Dodgers are unlikely to activate him from the 60-day injured list at any point in 2021.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Moves to 60-day IL

    Ferguson (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Friday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

    Ferguson underwent Tommy John surgery in September and isn't expected to pitch in 2021, so it was only a matter of time before he was placed on the 60-day IL. Justin Turner was added to the 40-man roster in a corresponding move.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Undergoes Tommy John surgery

    Ferguson underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday morning, he reported on his personal Instagram account.

    Ferguson was diagnosed with damage to the UCL in his left elbow last week, rendering the surgery a necessity. He is expected to return to the mound during the 2022 season.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Heading for Tommy John surgery

    Ferguson (elbow) is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery sometime next week, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

    The news seemed almost inevitable after Wednesday's MRI showed damage to the UCL in his left elbow, and manager Dave Roberts has now confirmed the surgery will be necessary. The timing of the injury will likely result in Ferguson missing the entirety of the 2021 season.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: MRI shows UCL issues

    Ferguson underwent an MRI on Wednesday that revealed potential damage to the UCL in his left elbow, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

    The 24-year-old was placed on the 10-day injured list earlier in the day, and manager Dave Roberts said that the MRI results didn't look "too good." According to Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times, Roberts said Ferguson is dealing with a "pretty significant" UCL tear and won't pitch again this season, though it's unclear if he'll opt for surgery.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Dealing with elbow injury

    Ferguson suffered a left elbow injury during Tuesday's win over the Padres, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    The 24-year-old already underwent X-rays and an ultrasound with inconclusive results, and he scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Ferguson should be considered day-to-day until more is known on the injury.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Heads to injured list

    Ferguson (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

    The results of Ferguson's MRI have yet to be released, but the Dodgers evidently don't believe he'll be ready to pitch at any point in the next 10 days. He's likely thrown his last pitch of the regular season, though he could appear in one of the final two games of the campaign if he returns after the minimum 10 days. Josh Sborz was recalled to take his place in the pen.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Undergoing MRI

    Ferguson underwent an MRI on his left elbow Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Ferguson suffered some sort of elbow injury during Tuesday's game against the Padres. He's yet to be placed on the injured list, though a move could come once the results of the test are known.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Charged with loss

    Ferguson (2-1) gave up two runs on three hits and a walk and struck out two in one inning, taking the loss Sunday versus the Rockies.

    Ferguson allowed a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the eighth inning, and the Dodgers were unable to cover that damage. The 24-year-old Ferguson was also charged with a blown save, his second of the year. He's amassed four holds with a 3.31 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 23:3 K:BB across 16.1 innings.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Starting Game 2

    Ferguson is starting Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

    Ferguson will get the spot start in place of Walker Buehler (finger), who landed on the injured list earlier in the day. The southpaw hasn't pitched more than 1.1 innings yet this season, so he likely won't be tasked with many innings Thursday.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Earns relief win

    Ferguson (1-0) pitched 1.1 innings, allowing a walk and striking out two to earn the win versus the Mariners on Monday.

    Offense took center stage in Monday's game, but Ferguson had a clean outing. The Dodgers' five-run rally in the seventh inning made him the pitcher of record for his first win of the season. Ferguson has been strong in a middle-relief role with a 0.96 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, 13:2 K:BB and three holds through 9.1 innings across 10 appearances.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Role remains unclear

    Ferguson will likely be a part of the Dodgers' pitching staff in 2020, but his role remains unsettled, Cary Osborne of Dodger Insider reports.

    Ferguson is viewed by manager Dave Roberts as a reliever, but his versatility lends to a lack of clarity about his eventual big-league role. The 23-year-old was primarily a starter in the minors from 2016-17 and has aspirations to become a starter at the big-league level in the long term. However, he has come out of the bullpen in all but five of his 75 career appearances in the majors, and the Dodgers already have their starting rotation in place for the upcoming season. Of course, there are a lot of unknowns about what the 2020 campaign may look like -- including the possibility of expanded rosters and fewer off days -- so Ferguson's ability to pitch in short or long stints could prove to be extremely valuable.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Adds third pitch

    Ferguson has been developing a third pitch to add to his arsenal, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

    "It's a slider, but I call it a cutter," Ferguson explained when describing the pitch. "I just call it a cutter so I can keep the same intent to remember to throw it as hard as I can." The 23-year-old has pitched well thus far this spring, hurling 4.1 scoreless innings without allowing a baserunner and picking up three strikeouts. He is in contention for a bullpen spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, but his long-term goal is to develop into a starter, per Harris. The addition of a slider could go a long way toward helping him achieve that goal.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Starting Tuesday

    Ferguson will start Tuesday's game against the Rays, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

    Ross Stripling was announced as Tuesday's starter late last week, but the Dodgers have since changed their plans. Considering Ferguson hasn't tossed more than 2.2 innings in an appearance this season, he figures to only pitch one or two frames before handing things off to the bullpen.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Promoted to majors

    Ferguson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

    Ferguson was sent down to the minors Thursday, but after Alex Verdugo (oblique) landed on the injured list, he was eligible to return to the big-league club. He's had a rough go of it with the Dodgers this season, accruing a 5.88 ERA and 1.81 WHIP with 32 strikeouts over 26 innings.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Returns to minors

    Ferguson was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    Ferguson will swap places on the roster with Adam Kolarek, who was acquired from the Rays via trade Wednesday. In 27 appearances with the Dodgers this season, the left-handed Ferguson owns a 5.88 ERA, 1.81 WHIP and 32:17 K:BB in 26 innings.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Callup official

    The Dodgers officially recalled Ferguson from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

    Ferguson arrived in Philadelphia as a member of the taxi squad ahead of Thursday's series finale with the Phi;lies, but the Dodgers didn't decide until shortly before first pitch to formally activate him. He'll assume the active roster spot of Casey Sadler, who was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Ferguson may only stick around with the Dodgers until the team's other relievers are sufficiently rested.

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  • Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Joins taxi squad

    Ferguson joined the Dodgers in Philadelphia ahead of Thursday's game against the Phillies but hasn't been formally recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

    After five relievers were needed to cover the final seven innings of Wednesday's 7-2 win, the Dodgers could activate Ferguson ahead of the series finale if manager Dave Roberts feel the team could benefit from a fresh arm out of the bullpen. Over 22 appearances (one start) with Los Angeles this season, Ferguson has posted a 5.48 ERA and 28:13 K:BB in 23 innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Age: 25
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, L