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May 24, 2024 2 2 5.81 0 2
May 21, 2024 2 2 6.04 0 -2
May 18, 2024 2 2 5.18 0 4
May 17, 2024 2 2 5.40 0 10.5
May 13, 2024 1 2 5.64 0 4

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Michael Grove spent most of last season in the majors, but he was limited to 18 appearances (12 starts) and 69.0 innings due in part to separate groin and lat injuries that required trips to the IL. His overall stat line included an ugly 6.13 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, though his 4.36 FIP was considerably more tolerable. While Grove's numbers last season weren't impressive, there are some silver linings. First, both his strikeout rate (24.2 percent) and walk rate (6.3 percent) were better than league average and were improvements over his previous big-league campaign. Second, Grove was likely the victim of some bad luck -- the .364 BABIP against him was sixth-highest in the league among pitchers who tossed at least 50 innings. Those angles suggest Grove could yet be a solid big-league arm, but it's unclear if he'll get another chance in the rotation. The righty's opportunity to start last year was largely a result of the Dodgers' desperate need for healthy starters, but the team traded for Tyler Glasnow in the offseason, will have Walker Buehler back in action, and have a number of other promising young arms, including likely starters Bobby Miller and Emmet Sheehan. Clayton Kershaw could also possibly return, and Los Angeles may not be done adding arms via trade or free agency. Grove gave up zero runs and just two hits with an 11:2 K:BB over 8.1 innings across the five games during which he pitched fewer than three frames last year, so there's evidence that his best role may be out of the bullpen.

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2024 462.3 26.3 2 2 36 10 5.81 1.25
2023 90.55 69.0 2 3 73 19 6.13 1.48
2022 507.1 29.3 1 24 10 4.60 1.43
3y Avg. 715.9 49.3 2 2 48 14 5.66 1.46
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Nabs win in relief Friday

    Grove (1-1) earned the victory against Atlanta on Friday, retiring all three batters he faced in the 11th inning. Grove faced a daunting task in the top of the 11th frame, as he came on with the automatic runner at second base and Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley due up for Atlanta. The right-hander handled the situation with aplomb, retiring all three batters without allowing the ball to leave the infield. Grove then picked up the win when the Dodgers scored in the bottom of the inning. The right-hander has turned things around after his early-season struggles, posting a 2.38 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 17:4 K:BB over his past 11.1 frames and holding the opponent scoreless in seven of his past eight outings.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Struggles as starter

    Grove (0-1) took the loss Sunday, allowing three runs on four hits and no walks over two innings against the Blue Jays. He struck out three. Grove led off a bullpen game for the Dodgers and was promptly pulled after a three-run second inning. During the frame, Grove allowed three hits -- including a double to Justin Turner and a solo homer to Alejandro Kirk -- and hit Cavan Biggio with a pitch. Although Grove owns a 6.88 ERA, Sunday's outing marked his first runs allowed over 7.1 innings since April 5.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Gets starting nod in bullpen game

    Grove is slated to start Sunday's series finale in Toronto in what's expected to a bullpen game for the Dodgers, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Grove made 12 starts for the big club in 2023, but he was dismissed from the competition for a rotation spot late in spring training and has served as a multi-inning reliever for the Dodgers through the first month of the regular season. The right-hander hasn't covered more than three innings in any of his nine relief appearances to date, so the Dodgers may not ask him to work much longer than that while he picks up his first start of 2024. Fellow multi-inning reliever Ryan Yarbrough is available on three days' rest and could be the Dodgers pitcher who's most likely to factor into any decision.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Logs another poor outing

    Grove pitched three innings in relief against the Cubs on Friday, allowing three runs on three hits and one walk while striking out one batter. Grove has pitched more than an inning in three of his four appearances this season, with Friday's three-inning outing being his longest to date. He's mostly struggled in the early going, allowing at least three earned runs in all but one of his appearances thus far. Overall, Grove has an 11.74 ERA and 2.09 WHIP over 7.2 frames, and opponents are batting an astronomical .382 against him.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: In running for rotation spot

    Grove and Gavin Stone will travel with the Dodgers on their season-opening trip to Korea, and both remain in contention to be the team's No. 5 starter, Fabian Ardaya of The Athleticreports. Emmet Sheehan was originally in the running for the fifth-starter spot as well, but he'll open the season on the injured list due to a shoulder injury. Both Grove and Stone were excellent in their most recent Cactus League outings, with Grove tossing 3.1 scoreless innings with six strikeouts Saturday and Stone following one day later with a scoreless four-inning, five-strikeout effort. However, Stone has had the better overall spring, yielding just one run over 9.2 frames with a 9:1 K:BB while Grove has given up six earned runs over eight innings with an 11:4 K:BB. With that in mind, Stone probably has the upper hand in the battle to be Los Angeles' fifth starter, though manager Dave Roberts said Monday that a decision on that role has not yet been made, per Ardaya.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: On track for Saturday

    Grove (lat) is expected to be activated from the 15-day injured list Saturday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. That's the word from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who added that Grove will be given "every opportunity" to earn a spot in the team's postseason bullpen mix. Out since early August due to a right lat injury, the 26-year-old struck out four of the five batters he faced in his third and final rehab appearance Wednesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Could rejoin LA next week

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Grove (lat) could rejoin the team on its next homestand, per the Associated Press. Grove hasn't pitched for Los Angeles since Aug. 5, when he went 1.1 innings as an opener. The right-hander landed on the injured list the following day due to lat soreness and has made just one rehab appearance since, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out three batters for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sept. 7. It's not clear what Grove has been doing to rehab since, but it appears that he could nonetheless return to the Dodgers, likely as a bullpen arm, as soon as Monday, when the team begins a seven-game homestand against Detroit and San Francisco.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Functions as opener Saturday

    Grove allowed a hit and struck out four without walking a batter over 1.1 scoreless innings Saturday versus the Padres. He did not factor in the decision. Grove was announced as the starter, but it ended up being more of an opener situation, with Ryan Yarbrough following him with 4.1 innings in bulk relief. That kind of arrangement may be the only way Grove sticks on the major-league roster in the near term. He was touched up for eight runs over six innings in his last start and still carries a 6.61 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 67:18 K:BB through 64 innings this season. While his strikeout numbers are solid, he'll likely be limited to low-leverage situations if he ends up as a traditional reliever going forward.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Grinds out six innings

    Grove (2-3) allowed eight runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out 10 over six innings to take the loss Sunday versus the Reds. It wasn't pretty, as the Reds were ahead 3-0 after the first inning and 7-0 after the third before taking their foot off the gas. Grove hadn't pitched poorly in July, but this outing could be enough for him to lose his rotation spot to Lance Lynn, who is set to make his Dodgers debut Tuesday. Grove is at a 6.75 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 63:28 K:BB through 62.2 innings over 14 appearances (11 starts). It's unclear if Grove will be moved to the bullpen or optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City should he ultimately be taken out of the starting mix.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Strikes out six

    Grove allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out six without walking a batter over 4.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Blue Jays on Monday. Grove was decent aside from the eight hits, throwing 48 of 68 pitches for strikes in the short start. It was just the second time all season he's avoided walking a batter. The right-hander is now at a 6.19 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 53:17 K:BB through 56.2 innings over 13 appearances (10 starts). Grove should stick in the rotation for another turn at home over the weekend versus the Reds. He may eventually lose his major-league roster spot with Noah Syndergaard (finger) and Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) working back from injuries.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Notches second win

    Grove (2-2) earned the win Tuesday, allowing a run on five hits and two walks over five innings against the Orioles. He struck out four. Grove was solid Tuesday, holding Baltimore to a single run on an Aaron Hicks double in the second inning. It's an encouraging outing for the 26-year-old right-hander, lowering his ERA to a still-subpar 6.40 with a 1.54 WHIP and 47:17 K:BB through 52 innings. Grove will likely stick in the Dodgers' rotation until Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) can return from the IL. He's lined up to face the Blue Jays at home in his next outing.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Slated to pitch Saturday

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Grove is expected to either start or cover the bulk of the innings out of the bullpen during Saturday's game against the Angels, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports. The Dodgers' decision to add Triple-A Oklahoma City starter Landon Knack to the taxi squad Thursday created some uncertainty about whether Grove would pitch in the Los Angeles' final game before the All-Star break, but the right-hander looks like he'll make a second straight turn through the rotation after all. After being called up from Triple-A on Monday as a replacement for the injured Clayton Kershaw (shoulder), Grove proceeded to cover four innings in a starting role and gave up one run on five hits and two walks while taking a no-decision against the Pirates.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Lasts four innings Monday

    Grove allowed a run on five hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in a no-decision versus the Pirates on Monday. Grove threw 79 pitches (46 strikes), but manager Dave Roberts clearly didn't want him going through the order a third time. This was Grove's 10th big-league outing (eighth start) of the season, and he's covered at least five innings in four of them. The right-hander owns a 7.02 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 37:14 K:BB through 41 innings. With Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) out until at least mid-July, but it's unclear if Grove or Gavin Stone will get the nod when this spot in the rotation comes up again Saturday versus the Angels.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Could be recalled Monday

    Grove will be recalled to start Monday against the Pirates if Clayton Kershaw (shoulder) is placed on the injured list, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Kershaw has dealt with left shoulder inflammation for several days, and the team continues to evaluate him ahead of Monday's series opener. Manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday's loss to the Royals that it's possible Kershaw lands on the IL, and he also said that Grove will take the mound to begin Monday's game if Kershaw is unavailable. Grove made five appearances for the major-league club in June and posted a 6.86 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 21 innings during that time.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Listed starter Wednesday

    Grove will get the start Wednesday at Colorado, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. Grove has been serving as a swingman for Los Angeles this season while struggling to a 7.59 ERA across 32 innings. The 26-year-old right-hander makes for a risky fantasy streaming option in Wednesday night's tilt at Coors Field.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Confirmed to start Wednesday

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Grove will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. Grove was on the practice squad and with the team in Los Angeles, and it comes as no surprise that the right-hander will make the start in the second contest of the three-game set against the Angels. In 30 innings, Grove has posted an 8.10 ERA and 1.60 WHIP, and he'd be an extremely risky streaming option against Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and the rest of the Halos' lineup.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Dispatched to Triple-A

    The Dodgers optioned Grove to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. The transaction clears a spot on the 26-man active roster for right-hander Emmet Sheehan, who has been brought up from Oklahoma City to make his MLB debut versus the Giants on Friday. Grove will likely be up again with Los Angeles in the near future due to all the injuries in the team's rotation, but after turning in an 8.10 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 30 innings with the big club this season, he won't make for an especially reliable fantasy option.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Confirmed for Saturday's start

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Wednesday that Grove (groin) will be activated from the 15-day injured list to start Saturday versus the Yankees in Los Angeles, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. He'll be taking the rotation spot of Gavin Stone, who was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Grove has been on the shelf since April 21 with a right groin strain, but he's looked sharp over his two rehab starts with Oklahoma City. In his most recent outing for the Triple-A club this past Saturday, Grove struck out seven and issued no walks over 5.2 scoreless innings.
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Good chance to start Saturday

    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that it "makes a lot of sense" for Grove (groin) to be activated from the 15-day injured list to start Saturday against the Yankees, though an official decision hasn't been made yet, Matthew Moreno of DodgerBlue.com reports. Grove has been on the IL since April 21 with a groin strain, but he recently made a second rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City and appears to be ready to help an injury-riddled Dodgers rotation. The right-hander has struggled to an 8.44 ERA over his first four starts of the season with the big club, but the Dodgers still may view Grove as a better option at the back end of the rotation than Gavin Stone (14.40 ERA, 3.00 WHIP in three starts).
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  • Dodgers' Michael Grove: Making rehab start with OKC

    Grove (groin) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City in the coming days, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Grove has left St. Louis and will prepare for that rehab start with the Triple-A Dodgers. The right-hander has been on the shelf with a right groin strain, and he'll likely need to make one more rehab appearance before having a chance to join the Los Angeles pitching staff before the end of June.
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