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Of course, it was two years ago that the
Only after that, Lee seemed to shrink in the organizational hierarchy and all those prospect lists went from having him listed at No. 1 to dropping him from their top 10. Lee struggled last season at triple-A Albuquerque (7-13, 5.38 WHIP, 1.54 WHIP) and the excited buzz became a muffled murmur.
When the Dodgers’ rotation became a mess with season-ending injuries to Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers sent call-ups out to
So what's Lee been doing all this time? Only leading the triple-A Oklahoma City rotation with a 5-3 record, 2.38 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 44 strikeouts. Lee is still only 23 years old, and now in his fifth season, the former LSU quarterback seems to have found his stride.
Now will he find his way to the majors?
The Dodgers need to call up another starting pitcher for one of their two games in Tuesday's doubleheader in Colorado.
They have yet to announce who they will call up, though Lee was pulled after only three scoreless innings in his last start Friday, so it appears he will get his shot. But Wieland pitched Thursday, so he's also in line for a Tuesday start.
It's time to give Lee an opportunity. He's earned it. He persevered through some rocky moments to put it together at triple-A.