Dodgers select contract of Brock Stewart, place Kiké Hernández on DL

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of right-handed pitcher Brock Stewart (#51) from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 24-year-old will make his Major League debut tonight as the Dodgers' starting pitcher at Milwaukee. In corresponding moves, the Dodgers placed infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernández on the disabled list with left ribcage inflammation (retroactive to June 28) and transferred left-handed pitcher Alex Wood to the 60-day DL (left posterior elbow soreness).

Stewart combined to go 8-3 with a 1.47 ERA in 14 minor league starts this year with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, where he opened the season, Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, limiting opposing hitters to a .186 batting average with a 0.83 WHIP. He combined to strike out 99 against just 14 walks in 86.0 innings, while notching quality starts in 11 of 14 outings.

In three professional seasons, Stewart has gone 15-11 with a 3.13 ERA in 56 games (34 starts) after being selected by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of Illinois State University, where he was primarily an infielder during his four-year collegiate career. He will be the first Dodger since Hideo Nomo in 1995 to begin the year in Single-A and start in a Major League game the same season.

Hernández batted .189 with five home runs and 12 RBI in 65 games with Los Angeles.