Dodgers Option 6th-Ranked Prospect

With the return of pitcher Brusdar Graterol, there just was no spot on the roster for him anymore. 

As a result, the Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned starter Ryan Pepiot to Triple-A Oklahoma. 

The twenty-five-year-old is coming off one of the best starts of his career this past Sunday, where he pitched six innings against the Miami Marlins, allowing four hits, two runs and two walks while striking out seven. He really leaned into his fastball in that start, and was successful, inducing a 31% whiff rate on the pitch. 

He was scheduled to start again this weekend against the Marlins, but it appears the Dodgers will go back to a five-man rotation for now. 

Pepiot leaves behind a middling 4.02 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 36 strikeouts over 31 innings. 

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Pepiot returns to Triple-A where he's been lights out this season, throwing a fantastic 2.27 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 93 strikeouts across 75 innings. He's also posted an 8-0 record. 

Pepiot is the Dodgers' sixth-ranked prospect and the 77th-ranked prospect in all of baseball. He's a special talent and with the Dodgers' development abilities, he'll continue to improve and be a very good pitcher in the major leagues in the coming years. 
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