Major league active roster limits expand from 25 to 40 on September 1, and the Los Angeles Dodgers plan to recall catcher Tim Federowicz and relief pitcher Javy Guerra from Triple A Albuquerque on Saturday for their first wave of callups.
Manager Don Mattingly said more moves will follow in the coming days, though nothing is imminent.
Bringing up a third catcher is standard practice for September, and Federowicz is the only other catcher on the 40-man roster, aside from starter A.J. Ellis and backup Matt Treanor. Catcher Tyler Ogle was promoted from Class A Great Lakes to backup Josh Bard in Albuquerque with Federowicz on the way to Los Angeles.
Guerra was optioned to Triple A on August 21, odd timing considering he had nine consecutive scoreless appearances. Guerra did walk two of three batters he faced in his last outing for the Dodgers, and Mattingly cited command as something for Guerra to work on for his 11 days in Triple A.
Mattingly also said that shortstop Dee Gordon would remain with Triple A Albuquerque through the Pacific Coast League playoffs, so that Gordon could play every day rather than backup Hanley Ramirez and Luis Cruz with the Dodgers.
"We'll probably let him keep playing," Mattingly said of Gordon. "He really hasn't swung the bat well yet, so we're going to let him play as long as he can."
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