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Los Angeles Dodgers recall Justin Bruihl, option Ryan Pepiot

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May 18, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Justin Bruihl (63) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled left-handed reliever Justin Bruihl on Monday and optioned right-handed starter Ryan Pepiot to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bruihl, 25, is being called up for the third time in 2022, having made 18 appearances this season, but none since June 30. He is 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA and is 1-2 with a 3.22 ERA in 39 career appearances (two starts) for the Dodgers.

Pepiot, 25, was called up to pitch in Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres when the bullpen was asked to give members of the starting rotation an extra day of rest. But he needed 74 pitches to record just six outs in the second, third and fourth innings, and continued to struggle with location, walking four batters.

Pepiot, who made his major league debut earlier this season, is 2-0 with a 2.78 ERA in eight appearances (seven starts) but has walked 26 batters in 33 1/3 innings.

–Field Level Media