Monday, July 06, 2015

Welcome to the Blue, Eric Surkamp!

Eric Surkamp, acquired by the club less than two months ago, has joined the Dodgers for tonight's game.  As you'll recall, we attained the minor league starting pitcher from the White Sox for former Dodger prospect Blake Smith.  He will replace the injured Carlos Frias.

Per Jon Weisman at Dodger Insider:
Surkamp will not start, however. Instead, relief pitcher Yimi Garcia will make his first official MLB start, with the Dodgers possibly then playing a platoon switcheroo and bringing Surkamp in for early long relief.
BTW, you can follow Eric on twitter here:  @ESurkamp  

In celebration of Surkamp's arrival to the Dodgers I made the above fantasy card for him.  I used a photograph grabbed from his twitter account and the 1972 Topps Baseball card design.

Below are his career stats, via Baseball-Reference:

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