The Dodgers optioned Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room on the 25-man roster for today’s starter, Mat Latos.
The move had been expected for a few days. The Dodgers had an eight-man bullpen and a 72-hour window to add Latos to their 25-man roster from the time he was acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins on Thursday.
Garcia leads the Dodgers in appearances this season with 41, but only one in his most recent big league stint. He was last optioned to Triple-A on July 7.
Dodgers pitchers Carlos Frias (back) and Chris Hatcher (oblique), both on the 15-day disabled list, will continue their rehab assignments with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the coming week.
Pitcher Chin-hui Tsao, who was designated for assignment Thursday, accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City and earned the save in the Dodgers’ win Saturday night.
Tsao recorded the final four outs in the game, his first since allowing six runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Mets on July 25.
The Dodgers designated Tsao, pitcher Brandon Beachy and outfielder Chris Heisey to accommodate the influx of a three-team, 13-player trade Thursday.