Dodgers claim Brooks Brown, designate Jim Johnson for assignment.

Brooks Brown

The Dodgers are pitcher Brooks Brown’s fifth organization in 10 professional seasons. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers made a minor roster move Wednesday, claiming right-handed pitcher Brooks Brown off waivers from the Colorado Rockies and designating pitcher Jim Johnson for assignment.

Brown, 30, has gone 1-4 with a 3.97 ERA in 64 career relief appearances with the Rockies in 2014 and 2015. The University of Georgia product was limited to just 36 games this season due to right shoulder inflammation after posting a 2.77 ERA with a .208 opponents’ batting average and a 0.96 WHIP in 28 games in his rookie season of 2014.

Brown isn’t eligible to pitch for the Dodgers in the postseason.

A first-round draft pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006, Brown has played for the Diamondbacks, Tigers, Pirates and Rockies organizations.

The Dodgers will have 10 days to place Johnson on waivers, trade him, release him, or outright him to the minor leagues. The veteran right-hander went 0-3 with a 10.13 ERA after arriving in a July trade with the Atlanta Braves, then was essentially sent home for the postseason.

Two of the five healthy players the Dodgers acquired in that trade, Johnson and Mat Latos, were designated for assignment. Only Alex Wood and Luis Avilan remain on the Dodgers’ NLDS roster. Jose Peraza is rehabbing a hamstring injury in Arizona. (The Dodgers also acquired Mike Morse, who was then traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Bronson Arroyo, who is out for the season following Tommy John surgery.)

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.