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Dodgers place Javy Guerra on DL, call up Shawn Tolleson

Jun 4, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

Javy Guerra AP

Javy Guerra has allowed just one run in 12 innings since losing the Dodgers’ closer role to Kenley Jansen, but that includes more walks (5) than strikeouts (4) and now he’s been placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation.

To replace Guerra on the roster and in the bullpen the Dodgers called up Triple-A right-hander Shawn Tolleson, a 24-year-old former 30th-round pick who’s posted insanely good numbers in the minors with a 1.35 ERA and 178/28 K/BB ratio in 120 total innings.

That includes a 2.82 ERA and 34/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings between Double-A and Triple-A this season, so while Tolleson has never been considered a top prospect he certainly deserves an opportunity to show if he’s for real.

  1. davidpom50 - Jun 4, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    Tolleson was a close childhood friend of teammate Clayton Kershaw, who was also close friends with the Lions’ QB, Matt Stafford. That town must’ve been running some kind of weird science experiment on developing young arms.

  2. jwbiii - Jun 4, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Unfortunately, the Dodgers optioned Scott Van Slyke. They could have had seven offspring of MLB players on the field at the same time.

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