Former USC Trojans Pitcher Kyle Hurt Joins Los Angeles Dodgers for MLB Stretch Run

Promising Prospect Kyle Hurt Called Up to Boost Dodgers' Pitching Staff

Former USC Trojans pitcher Kyle Hurt’s dreams of making it to the big leagues are coming true after honing his skills in the minor leagues for the past few years. The Los Angeles Dodgers have tapped him to assist in their final push in the MLB season, according to Jeff Passan of MLB.

Drafted in the fifth round of the 2020 MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins, Hurt found his way to Los Angeles early in 2021 as part of a trade that also brought pitcher Alex Vesia to the Dodgers. Now, Hurt has a chance to showcase his talents to the Dodgers, thanks to an impressive performance in Triple-A Oklahoma City. In six games, he maintained a solid ERA of 3.09. However, what’s truly catching the Dodgers’ attention is his remarkable ability to strike out batters. During his 23.1 innings of work in Triple-A, Hurt struck out an impressive 35 opponents. During his stint in Double-A, the former Trojan recorded an astonishing 110 strikeouts over 65 innings, while maintaining a respectable ERA of 4.15. His strikeout prowess made him a standout in the minor leagues.

Kyle Hurt currently holds the 12th position in the Dodgers’ prospect rankings, as reported by MLB Pipeline. The right-handed pitcher boasts an impressive fastball, making him a valuable addition to the Dodgers’ pitching roster. As the MLB season reaches its climax, Hurt’s performance in the upcoming games could secure his spot in the postseason roster, offering the Dodgers much-needed pitching support.

We extend our best wishes to Kyle Hurt on his upcoming big-league debut! Once a Trojan, always a Trojan! Kyle Hurt’s journey from USC to the MLB is a testament to his dedication and skill, and we eagerly await his contributions to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ quest for victory.

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