Reds @ Dodgers August 16, 2015: Lots Of Days Off Coming Up

The Rays DFA’d Jose Dominguez today, and while he’s young enough that he could still figure it out at some point, that puts something of a capper on a trade that hasn’t really worked out for anyone. You know that Joel Peralta has been a disaster for the Dodgers. Greg Harris is only 20, but was never really much of a prospect. Dominguez missed time with a shoulder issue, got into only four games for Tampa Bay, and was walking 6.3 BB/9 in Triple-A. At least Adam Liberatore looks interesting?

Reds
Dodgers
1:10 p.m.
Los Angeles
2B
Phillips
SS
Rollins
SS
Suarez
2B
Hernandez
1B
Votto
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Frazier
3B
Turner
RF
Bruce
LF
Ethier
LF
Byrd
RF
Puig
C
Barnhardt
C
Grandal
P
DeSclafani (R)
CF
Pederson
CF
Hamilton
P
Greinke (R)

Anyway, today! Zack Greinke faces Anthony DeSclafani, who was acquired by the Reds for Mat Latos, and who has been a quietly-good under the radar rookie pitcher in 22 starts this year, and the end of this series leads into some pretty odd scheduling for the Dodgers. The team has three days off in the next week, including off days on Monday and Thursday surrounding a short two-game trip up to Oakland, and another next Monday after a weekend series in Houston, before heading to Cincinnati to face the Reds again. The Dodgers won’t be back in Los Angeles until August 28, where they will welcome the Cubs & Giants.

What that means, anyway, is that there should be no worry about overworking the bullpen for the next week. There’s plenty of time for rest. Not for Kenley Jansen, though! He’ll never rest again:

Jansen is expected to be available today.

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