Labels: 2008 Opening Day, 2008 Opening Day Roster, Chan Ho Park, Hiroki Kuroda, Las Vegas, Promotion, Ramon Troncoso, Triple-A Baseball
The Los Angeles Dodgers will give relief pitcher, Ramon Troncoso, another chance in the Majors. Troncoso made the 2008 Opening Day roster, but surrendered six runs in only 5 2/3 innings of work. The Dodgers thought he needed more seasoning in the Minors.
On April 17th, the relief pitcher was sent down to Triple-A, Las Vegas. Pitching in 22 games, the right-hander won four games and and achieved an ERA close to five. Throughout his career, primarily in the Minor Leagues, the 25-year-old has had a tendency to give up a plethora of earned-runs.
With Chan Ho Park slated to start today's game for the injured-Hiroki Kuroda, the Dodgers could use some help in the bullpen. By having Park in the Starting-Rotation, Los Angeles has a major gap in their bullpen. Troncoso, they believe, could fill that gap.
Update: In tonight's game against the Cleveland Indians, Troncoso gave up one hit in 2/3's of an inning. Chan Ho Park pitched five innings, striking out nine batters and surrendering only one earned-run.