LA Dodgers Bring Back 2020 World Champion Team Member

Any part of the 2020 World Series championship team is always welcome back in LA. The Los Angeles Dodgers have selected the contract of left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek.  

The southpaw, now 34, was no small part of that 2020 roster, pitching to a 0.95 ERA in 19 innings in the shortened season, with a 3-0 record, a 0.79 WHIP and a 13:4 K/BB ratio. He put up similar numbers after coming to Hollywood in a 2019 trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, posting an 0.77 ERA that season in LA.

The past two years with the Oakland A's, however, haven't been as kind to the side-winding lefty, as he registered a 5.74 ERA in 26.2 innings in 2021-22. 

But a return to the Dodgers' system seemed to bring back some of the magic for Kolarek. He signed a minor league deal with the team this season, and has put up some decent numbers at Triple-A Oklahoma City, with a 2.18 ERA. 

To make room on the roster, the Dodgers optioned Andre Jackson to OKC, while transferring outfielder Trayce Thompson to the 60-day IL with an obviously pretty severe oblique strain. 

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