Season in review about nothing: Carlos Frias, ‘The Butter Shave.’

Carlos Frias
This is Part 14 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Carlos Frias, RHP.

Key stats: 445 plate appearances, .294/.366/.486 slash line, 136 OPS-plus in 142 games.

Seinfeld episode: “The Butter Shave” (season 9, episode 1).

Key quote: “This trip was a huge mistake. Huge!”

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Don Mattingly explains the Dodgers’ final bullpen choices.

The Dodgers announced their roster for the National League Division Series earlier today, and the only thing resembling a surprise — after reserve outfielder Justin Ruggiano said he was in Thursday — lay in the final bullpen spots.

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Game 151: Chase Utley muscles up and Carlos Frias bears down in victory.

Chase Utley

Chase Utley led off the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a home run, and hit the go-ahead RBI double (above) in the eighth inning. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Zack Greinke was scratched with a sore right calf muscle, so Carlos Frias started Wednesday instead and halted the Dodgers’ four-game losing streak with help from Chase Utley.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

The San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 in extra innings, so the Dodgers lead the second-place Giants by seven games with 11 to play.

The Dodgers’ magic number to clinch the division is 5. The earliest they can clinch outright is Saturday. Because the Giants’ game against the Oakland A’s begins at 1 p.m. PT, and the Dodgers’ game against the Rockies begins at 5 p.m., it’s possible the Dodgers can clinch the division before they set foot on the field.

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Dodgers’ Zack Greinke scratched from start due to sore calf. Update.

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke is 18-3 with a 1.65 earned-run average this season. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Zack Greinke will not start for the Dodgers against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of a sore right calf, the team announced, though he is not expected to miss more than one start.

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Carlos Frias exits Triple-A start after one inning.

PHILADELPHIA — Pitcher Carlos Frias experienced a back issue during his latest start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday night and was removed after one inning as a precaution.

Frias was making his third start for the Dodgers’ top affiliate since he was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 1.

Curiously, the Dodgers did not announce that Frias had been activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Oklahoma City at the time it happened. According to the transactions page on the team’s website, Frias was optioned Sunday.

So, the right-hander had been medically cleared to rejoin the Dodgers when he took the mound Wednesday night. That makes the latest setback at least somewhat more surprising.

Mike Bolsinger was removed from his start for Oklahoma City on Tuesday because he was struck on the forearm by a line drive. He’s expected to make his next start. Frias and Bolsinger are currently the team’s sixth and seventh starters.

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