The Los Angeles Dodgers made several trades over the past six weeks to improve their roster. But injuries will force a few of their September call-ups to have a major impact as the Dodgers make a push towards the playoffs.
Los Angeles addressed significant needs by acquiring Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett. But injuries to Ted Lilly, Chad Billingsley and Kenley Jansen have depleted L.A.’s depth.
The Dodgers are four-and-a-half games behind the San Francisco Giants in the NL West, so every remaining game is crucial.
Relief pitcher Matt Guerrier was recently activated from the 60-day disabled list, and shortstop Dee Gordon will be activated soon.
Their returns will help Los Angeles tremendously, but here are three September call-ups that will help the Dodgers over the season’s final month.