Juan Rivera was activated off the disabled list and Scott Van Slyke was optioned. In a vacuum, it’s a positive move, because Rivera is likely a better player than Van Slyke, but I’d much rather see his playing time go to a combination of Bobby Abreu/Tony Gywnn Jr./Alex Castellanos instead.
In what can only be described as surprising, the Dodgers called up Shawn Tolleson, who I had been pining for since the beginning of the year, really. Funny enough though, it was for Javy Guerra, who heads to the disabled list, so this is probably a neutral move unless Tolleson sets the world on fire since Guerra was having a good year himself.
Why excited? In 120 professional innings, Tolleson has a 1.35 ERA, 178 strikeouts, 28 walks, and scouting reports that check out.
Tolleson was ranked #12 in my March Prospect Rankings.