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Yankees' Caleb Ferguson: Dealt to Yankees
The Yankees acquired Ferguson from the Dodgers on Monday in exchange for left-hander Matt Gage and right-hander Christian Zazueta, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Ferguson becomes the second lefty reliever to make the move from Los Angeles to The Bronx this offseason, as the Yankees previously acquired Victor Gonzalez in December. The 27-year-old Ferguson will be due $2.4 million this season in his final year of arbitration and is coming off a solid 2023 campaign in which he compiled a 3.43 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 70:23 K:BB to go with seven wins, 17 holds and three saves across 68 appearances spanning 60.1 innings. He'll likely slot into a middle-relief or setup role with the Yankees in front of closer Clay Holmes.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Reaches deal with Dodgers
The Dodgers and Ferguson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.4 million contract Thursday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
It's a nice salary bump for Ferguson, who was eligible for salary arbitration for the final time. The left-handed reliever collected a 3.43 ERA and 70:23 K:BB across 60.1 frames with the Dodgers in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Opener assignment Tuesday
Ferguson will serve as the opening pitcher in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Colorado, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
Ryan Pepiot looks poised to operate in bulk relief for the visiting Dodgers. Ferguson boasts a 2.47 ERA and 67:22 K:BB in 58.1 innings this season, but he'll probably only cover the bottom of the first Tuesday versus the Rockies.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Opening Friday's game
Ferguson will serve as an opener for the Dodgers in Friday's game versus the Giants, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Manager Dave Roberts also noted that Ryan Yarbrough will be part of the pitching plan, likely as a bulk reliever. It's the sixth opener assignment this season for Ferguson, who boasts a 2.56 ERA and 66:21 K:BB over 56.1 frames in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Opener assignment Tuesday
Ferguson will serve as the opening pitcher Tuesday against the Tigers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Ryan Pepiot is lined up to operate in bulk relief. Ferguson, 27, carries a steady 2.44 ERA and 63:21 K:BB in 55.1 innings this season with the Dodgers, but he hasn't thrown more than 25 pitches in a single appearance since June.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Collects third save
Ferguson struck out one in a perfect inning to earn the save in Monday's 7-4 win over the Diamondbacks.
Ferguson got the call for the save with Evan Phillips presumably unavailable after pitching three of the previous four days. Ferguson got the job done on a tidy nine pitches (eight strikes) for his seventh scoreless outing in his last eight appearances. The southpaw is at a 2.70 ERA despite a 1.42 WHIP and 55:21 K:BB through 50 innings this season and he's collected three saves, 15 holds and four blown saves to go with a 7-3 record. Ferguson should continue to serve more frequently as a setup option.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Will be opener Sunday
Ferguson will serve as an opener for the Dodgers on Sunday in Boston, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Gavin Stone will be the primary pitcher for the Dodgers, but he'll be preceded by Ferguson. It will be the fourth opener assignment this season for Ferguson, who allowed one run in three innings over his first three outings as an opener.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Pitches scoreless inning
Ferguson did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing one hit and zero walks over a scoreless inning against the Guardians.
Ferguson opened the game for the Dodgers and retired the first two batters he faced before hitting Kole Calhoun with a pitch. He also allowed a single in the inning but was able to work his way out of the jam before being relieved by Ryan Yarbrough to open the second. The reliever has not allowed a run in six of his last appearances, though he's also recorded just two strikeouts over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Confirmed as opener Thursday
Ferguson will serve as the Dodgers' opening pitcher in Thursday's later game at Cleveland, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ferguson was not needed in the resumption of Wednesday's suspended game, so he'll get the call to kick off the Dodgers' regularly-scheduled tilt versus the Guardians, likely covering only the first inning before giving way to bulk pitcher Ryan Pepiot. Ferguson, 27, carries a 2.87 ERA and 54:20 K:BB across 47 innings this season with Los Angeles.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Could be opener in second game
Ferguson is expected to serve as the Dodgers' opening pitcher in Thursday's later game against the Guardians, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
The Dodgers' plans could change depending on how the bullpen usage shakes out in the resumption of Wednesday's suspended game. Whatever the case, Ryan Pepiot will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to handle the bulk of the innings for Los Angeles in Thursday's regularly-scheduled tilt at Cleveland. If Ferguson does open the game, he'll likely cover only the first inning.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Serving as opener Saturday
Ferguson will serve as the Dodgers' opening pitcher for the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Marlins, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
Los Angeles is treating the opening game as a bullpen day, so Ferguson will likely work no more than an inning or two before giving way to Ryan Pepiot, who will be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City and is expected to cover the bulk of the innings for the contest. Ferguson has excelled in a setup role for Los Angeles this season, logging a 2.38 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 53:20 K:BB across 45.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Nabs win Wednesday
Ferguson (6-3) earned the win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday with a perfect inning in relief.
The game was scoreless through six frames, but Dodgers starter Bobby Miller opened the seventh by allowing the first two batters he faced to reach base. Ferguson took over and quickly stamped out the threat, making a nifty diving catch on an attempted sacrifice bunt and doubling the runner off second. He then retired Corbin Carroll to end the inning, and Ferguson took the win as a result of Los Angeles scoring two runs in the bottom of the frame. The southpaw has been a key piece of the team's bullpen this season, collecting six wins, 14 holds and two saves while posting a 2.91 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 52:20 K:BB over 43.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Tagged with third loss
Ferguson (3-3) took the loss Sunday, allowing a run on three hits over one inning against Philadelphia. He struck out two.
Serving as the opener Sunday, Ferguson allowed three consecutive one-out singles, putting the Dodgers in an early 1-0 hole. Following a stretch of 17 scoreless appearances, the 26-year-old southpaw has now allowed at least one run in five of his last six outings, sporting a 15.43 ERA over 4.2 innings in that span. Ferguson's ERA is up to 3.91 through 23 innings this season with a 1.48 WHIP and 27:10 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Dodgers' Caleb Ferguson: Opening Sunday's contest
Ferguson will serve as the Dodgers' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Manager Dave Roberts said after Saturday's 9-0 win that the Dodgers would use a left-handed opening pitcher Sunday for the second time in the series, and rather than going back to Victor Gonzalez -- who started Friday -- the skipper will instead turn to Ferguson to open the finale in Philadelphia. Ferguson hasn't recorded more than three outs in any of his 26 appearances this season and may work only an inning or two before turning the game over to the bullpen.... See More ... See Less
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