Edwin Rios is Headed to the IL; Edwin Uceta Takes His Spot for the Dodgers
Apr 6, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Edwin Rios (43) rounds the bases on a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers News: Edwin For Edwin, Rios to the IL, Uceta to LA

Edwin Rios suffers right shoulder injury

The Dodgers placed Edwin Rios on the injured list Wednesday and replaced him on the roster with pitcher Edwin Uceta, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports on Twitter.

Rios, 27, has been in the slump of a lifetime, last collecting a hit on April 13 against the Rockies. Since then he is 0-for-31 at the plate. For the season he is hitting .078/.217/.137 with a home run and one RBI.

Fans have been calling for Rios to be benched on Twitter, or even to be sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City for some seasoning. Instead he will take some time off while he nurses a right shoulder injury.

Taking Rios’ place is the 23-year-old pitcher Uceta, who made his Major League debut last Friday night in Milwaukee, allowing two runs and four hits in 2.0 inning pitched against the Brewers. He struck out two batters and walked one on 27 pitches.

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