Dodgers Roster: Jason Heyward Activated, Miguel Vargas & Ricky Vanasco Recalled; James Outman & Nick Ramirez Optioned, Max Muncy Placed On IL

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a series of roster moves, which included activating Jason Heyward off the 10-day injured list and recalling Ricky Vanasco and Miguel Vargas from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

To make room on the active roster, Max Muncy was placed on the 10-day IL with a right oblique strain, while James Outman and Nick Ramirez were optioned.

Heyward was placed on the IL on March 30 and missed 40 games. He made two rehab appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 0-for-6 with a walk.

In four games with the Dodgers this season, he was 3-for-14 with two RBI.

The five-time Gold Glover is in his second season with the Dodgers after hitting .269 with 15 homers and 40 RBI in 2023.

Vargas has been tearing the cover off the ball in Triple-A this season, hitting .295/.436/.583 with a 149 wRC+, and he’s walked more than he’s struck out with an 18.8% walk rate compared to a 16.6% strikeout rate.

After playing second base last year, and working at the corner infield for most of his career, Vargas has been playing left field this season with Oklahoma City.

Vanasco made pitched two scoreless innings in his first stint with the team on April 15. He has made 13 appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing seven runs in 13.0 innings with 16 strikeouts.

Dodgers remove three players from roster

Muncy heads to the injured list for the first time this season. He is hitting .223 with nine homers and 28 RBI.

He has been with the Dodgers seven seasons, slashing .230/.354/.486 with 184 homers and 500 RBI in 791 games.

Outman appeared in 36 games for the Dodgers this season, recording a .148 batting average with three homers and 10 RBI.

Last season, he finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting after clubbing 23 homers and driving in 70 as the primary centerfielder. However, he has been unable to replicate that success.

He is in his third season with the Dodgers and has hit a combined .235 with 27 homers and 83 RBI in 191 games.

Ramirez was recalled on Thursday and ended up pitching 2.1 innings, giving up three runs on five hits with two walks and a strikeout. Overall on the season, he’s thrown 9.1 innings with a 3.86 ERA and 1.50 WHIP while striking out three.

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