(Posted June 5, 2018)
By Sandi Latimer, staff writer
West Jefferson High School graduate and left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson has been called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers and could be starting Wednesday night, June 6, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
West Jefferson Mayor Ray Martin made the announcement at the June 4 council meeting after having talked with Ferguson’s parents. Ferguson’s mother is a public health nurse and his father is an assistant fire chief in Columbus.
Ferguson, who had Tommy John surgery in high school, was drafted by the Dodgers and played in Class A through the 2017 season. He made his moves this season, starting in Class A, but moved up to Class AA Tulsa where he was 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA in eight games. He was then elevated to Class AAA where he had no decisions in two games but had a 2.25 ERA.