Scott Kazmir was activated from the 15-day disabled list, and Chris Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City, giving the Dodgers 39 players on their active roster for tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies.
The 40th man, pitcher Brandon McCarthy, is on the 15-day disabled list. He threw a 75-pitch simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday. This afternoon, McCarthy threw a bullpen session and manager Dave Roberts said he will be activated from the DL before the regular season ends a week from Sunday.
That means the Dodgers will have a full complement of 40 players on the active roster. That’s a rarity in September, and perhaps the Dodgers will be unique in that regard in MLB.
In any event, it will be a logistical nightmare if all 40 players are asked to fit inside the visiting clubhouses in San Diego and San Francisco, where the Dodgers end the season next week.