Alexander was optioned to the Dodgers' secondary training site Wednesday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Alexander owns a strong 2.92 ERA in 12.1 innings of relief this season, though it comes with a rather worrisome 9:9 K:BB. The lefty should have a good chance to return to the active roster at some point down the stretch, but he'll make way for Walker Buehler (hand) for now, who returned from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Alexander (1-0) allowed one run on three hits over two innings to earn the win Sunday versus the Angels.
Alexander pitched the sixth and seventh innings, with the only damage against him being a Brian Goodwin solo shot in the sixth. That homer was the first earned run allowed by Alexander in 7.1 innings this season. He has a 1.23 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and seven strikeouts in seven appearances.
Alexander (undisclosed) worked around a walk to deliver a scoreless eighth inning Sunday in the Dodgers' 3-1 loss to the Giants.
With Alexander and fellow reliever Kenley Jansen both making their season debuts in the series finale, utility man Matt Beaty and starting pitcher Walker Buehler are the only members of the Dodgers' 30-man roster who have yet to appear in 2020. Alexander's status heading into Opening Day had been shaky due to his late arrival to summer camp, but his appearance Sunday clears up any uncertainty.
Alexander (undisclosed) is part of the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.
Alexander's inclusion comes as a bit of a surprise since he was a late arrival to camp and did not participate in any of the team's three exhibition contests. It remains to be seen whether the southpaw will be ready to pitch immediately or will need a few more days before the team is comfortable sending him to the mound in a game situation.
Alexander (undisclosed) tossed a simulated inning Monday, but his status for Opening Day remains in question, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Alexander did not report to camp until July 13 and has yet to throw in a game setting, so he may need extra time to ramp up before pitching in a regular-season contest. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated that the team has yet to make a decision on Alexander's next steps, casting doubt on the reliever's status for Opening Day.
Alexander (undisclosed) arrived at Dodgers camp Monday, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Alexander wasn't in camp over the first several weeks for an undisclosed reason. The 31-year-old reportedly threw a brief bullpen session Monday. While it's encouraging to see Alexander on the mound, whether he'll be ready for Opening Day on July 23 remains uncertain.
Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that Alexander hasn't reported to camp yet, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
Roberts couldn't provide a reason for Alexander's absence, and it's unclear whether the absence is related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It remains to be seen when the southpaw will join the team and whether his absence will impact his availability for the start of the regular season.
Alexander (hand) has made three Cactus League appearances, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two batters in three innings.
Alexander's 2019 campaign ended early due to a nerve issue in his left hand, but he appears healthy this spring as he attempts to nail down a spot in the big-league bullpen. He gave up a home run to Nolan Arenado in his last outing but has otherwise held opponents without a hit. The southpaw was a workhorse for the Dodgers two seasons ago -- leading the team with 73 appearances in relief -- and he could fill a prominent role this season as a groundball specialist.
Alexander (hand) agreed to a one-year, $875,000 contract Sunday to avoid arbitration with the Dodgers, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Alexander's tenure with the Dodgers has gone pretty well so far and so it makes sense that the ballclub decided to bring him back instead of making him a non-tendered player. His season was cut short in 2019 due to a season-ending forearm issue with his pitching arm, but he has put up a 3.67 ERA over 83.1 innings the last two seasons and remains one of the best ground-ball specialist relievers in the game. Arbitration contracts do not become completely guaranteed until the start of the regular season, so the Dodgers could decide to let Alexander go still if his recovery doesn't go well or if they simply don't have a spot for him on their 40-man roster.
Alexander (forearm) underwent surgery to address a nerve issue in his left hand, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Alexander has been on the shelf since early June with left forearm inflammation as well as nerve and thumb issues. It's unclear how long the southpaw will be sidelined following the procedure, though he's already been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Manager Dave Roberts said Alexander (forearm) won't be activated off the 60-day injured list this season, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.
Alexander was first sidelined with left forearm inflammation in early June, but he's also dealt with nerve and thumb issues. The 30-year-old will finish the season having appeared in only 28 games and posting a 3.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9:7 K:BB over 17.1 innings.
Alexander (forearm) shifted to the 60-day injured list Friday.
The move has little effect on Alexander's return timeline, as he's already been out for nearly 60 days with left forearm inflammation. He doesn't appear to be particularly close to a return to action. The move opens a spot on the 40-man roster for Dustin May.
Alexander remains shut down with nerve and thumb issues, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
Alexander has been out with left forearm inflammation since mid-June. He appeared to be close to a rehab assignment in late June before he was shut down with a thumb-related setback. It's not clear whether the nerve issue is an updated diagnosis for the forearm injury or if it's a third problem.
Alexander is now dealing with a thumb issue in addition to his arm issue and he will not return until after the All-Star break, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
He had been preparing for a rehab assignment, but the thumb injury represents a setback. Zac Rosscup and Julio Urias are working as the Dodgers' two left-handed relievers in the meantime.
Alexander (forearm) will face hitters at the Dodgers' spring training facility this week in preparation for a rehab assignment, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said last week that Alexander could begin a rehab stint next week, and that now appears to be coming to fruition a bit behind schedule. The 29-year-old has been on the injured list since June 11 with forearm inflammation and has a 3.63 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 9:7 K:BB over 17.1 innings this season.
Alexander (forearm) could begin a rehab assignment next week, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
The left-hander is scheduled to do some light throwing Saturday, and manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday a minor-league rehab stint could follow next week. Alexander had a 3.63 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 17.1 innings before landing on the 10-day injured list with forearm inflammation.
Alexander (forearm) will do some light throwing Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Alexander hasn't pitched since June 5 due to left forearm inflammation but now appears to be progressing towards his return. The 29-year-old is eligible to return from the 10-day injured list early next week but will likely require additional time given he just resumed his throwing program.
Alexander was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to left forearm inflammation, retroactive to June 8, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Alexander hasn't pitched since June 5, which is likely around the time his forearm issue cropped up. He'll head to the shelf for at least the next week, though a timetable for his return has yet to be revealed. Caleb Ferguson was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.
Alexander has been recently dealing with left hip tightness, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Alexander failed to record an out in each of his past two outings, though both appearances were limited to one batter. The 29-year-old believes he sustained the injury while compensating for the hamstring injury he dealt with at the start of May. Alexander should be considered day-to-day for now, and it's unclear if he's available out of the bullpen Sunday versus the Nationals.
Alexander no longer appears to be dealing with a hamstring injury, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Alexander was unavailable earlier in the week due to a tight hamstring, but the reliever was seen running around in the outfield prior to Friday's game against the Padres, suggesting he's no longer dealing with the issue. While nothing is confirmed yet, Alexander figures to be available out of the bullpen for the team's weekend series in San Diego.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/01||vs ARI||W 6-3||0||0||0||0.2||1||2||2||0|
|08/30||@ TEX||W 7-2||1||0||0||1.1||0||0||0||0|
|08/27||@ SF||W 2-0||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||2||0|
|08/25||@ SF||L 8-10||0||0||0||1.0||1||0||0||1|
|08/22||vs COL||W 4-3||0||0||0||0.2||0||1||1||0|
|08/18||vs SEA||W 2-1||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|08/16||@ LAA||W 8-3||1||0||0||2.0||3||1||0||0|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||R-Idaho Falls Chukars||55.0||12||11||0||1||6||0||41||22||73||5.73||1.727|
|2012||AFX-Kane County Cougars||35.1||10||6||0||2||3||0||31||16||34||2.56||1.425|
|2013||AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock||27.0||12||0||0||2||0||1||22||8||18||1.33||0.963|
|2013||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||33.0||24||0||0||2||0||1||40||18||38||5.18||1.697|
|2014||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||19.0||11||0||0||1||2||0||13||10||23||6.16||1.737|
|2014||AA-Northwest Arkansas N||48.2||35||0||0||1||2||3||36||16||42||3.92||1.203|
|2015||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||63.1||41||0||0||2||3||14||50||17||48||2.57||1.030|
|2016||AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers||30.0||22||0||0||2||0||1||24||10||32||3.00||1.400|