Right-handed pitcher Matt Magill and infielder Ozzie Martinez will rejoin the Albuquerque Isotopes today, June 11. In two corresponding moves, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow and outfielder Alex Castellanos today.
Magill rejoins the Isotopes after being recalled by the Dodgers on June 9. He opened the season with Albuquerque, making his first appearances at the Triple-A level and in the Major Leagues this year. The California native earned his first Triple-A win in his last game with the Isotopes on May 25. He holds a 1-0 record 2.16 ERA (6 ER/25.0 IP) and 31 strikeouts in five starts with Albuquerque this season. The 23-year-old is 0-1 with a 6.51 ERA (20 ER/27.2 IP) in six starts with the Dodgers making his Major League debut on April 27 against Milwaukee.
Martinez rejoins Albuquerque being sent to Double-A Chattanooga on May 16. The 25-year-old has hit .231 (9-for-39) with four doubles, a triple and four RBI in 12 games with the Isotopes this season. In 19 games with Chattanooga this year, the infielder holds a .271 batting average (16-for-59) with three doubles and a home run. The Puerto Rican joined the Dodgers organization on July 10, 2012 for cash considerations from the Chicago White Sox.
Castellanos made his Major League debut in 2012 with the Dodgers. In 16 games with Los Angeles last season, he hit .174 (4-for-23) and collected a triple and a home run. The 26-year-old has a .270 batting average (43-for-159) with nine home runs, 28 RBI and eight stolen bases in 43 games with Albuquerque this season.
Withrow will be making his Major League debut with his call-up to the Dodgers. The righty has gone 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA in 22 relief appearances with the Isotopes this season. The 24-year-old last pitched on Friday, striking out three of the four batters he faced, and has not allowed a run in his last seven appearances (7.2 IP). Withrow, who was selected by the Dodgers in the first round (20th overall) in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, has only allowed earned runs in two of his 22 appearances this year.
The Isotopes continue their eight-game road trip tonight against the Round Rock Express. Righty Blake Johnson (5-3, 3.33) and southpaw Brad Mills (6-0, 2.87) will face each other with the first pitch at 6:05 PM MDT. Catch all the action on 610 "The Sports Animal" with Josh Suchon on the call.
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