Report: The Dodgers are open to trading Yasiel Puig.

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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is in his fourth major league season. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

It’s trade rumor season, in case you haven’t noticed. The Dodgers have too much depth on their 40-man roster, too many top-100 prospects, and too many needs at the major league level not to make a trade before the July 31 deadline. Or so the prevailing wisdom goes.

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Dodgers scratch Hyun-Jin Ryu from Wednesday start with elbow tendinitis.

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Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings in his only start this season on July 7. He was placed on the disabled list Tuesday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers placed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with left elbow tendinitis, and suddenly need a pitcher to start Wednesday against the Washington Nationals.

The Dodgers also placed reliever Casey Fien on the 15-day DL with tendinitis in his right elbow retroactive to Sunday. Outfielder Joc Pederson, whose rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City is over, was activated from the disabled list, and left-handed reliever Luis Avilan was recalled from Triple-A.

Ryu missed all of 2015, and the first three months of the 2016 regular season, while rehabbing from left shoulder labrum surgery. He returned July 7 against the San Diego Padres and allowed six runs in 4 ⅔ innings, suffering the loss. That remains his only major league start to this point in the season.

An MRI on Ryu’s left elbow showed no changes from his previous MRI.

Jose De Leon is scheduled to pitch for Oklahoma City on Wednesday. The Triple-A Dodgers are currently in Tacoma, Washington. De Leon, a 23-year-old right-hander, has yet to make his major league debut.

Brock Stewart, a 24-year-old right-hander, has made one spot start for the Dodgers already this season and was scheduled to start for Oklahoma City tonight. It’s possible the Dodgers could give Stewart an extra day’s rest before his second cup of coffee in the big leagues.

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Game 94: Dodgers’ offense stalls in another loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Center fielder Yasiel Puig smothers a single by Jake Lamb in the Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers scored too little, too late in a 6-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. The box score is here.

“Win for Vin” didn’t happen, but at last Yasiel Puig’s shoes were interesting.

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Game 93: When 1-for-15 with runners in scoring position doesn’t cut it.

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Dodgers center fielder Andrew Toles makes a leaping catch alongside Yasiel Puig, right, in the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. (Getty Images)

The Dodgers flirted with disaster and lost 2-1 in 12 innings to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. The box score is here.

Trayce Thompson was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Zach Walters was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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