Triple-A transaction ripple: Mike Carp, Randy Fontanez, Josh Ravin, Mike Thomas in.

Mike Carp

The Dodgers signed Mike Carp to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Getty Images)

Sunday’s smattering of Dodgers transactions created a significant ripple effect at Triple-A.

To recap:
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Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, Joel Peralta head to disabled list; Carlos Frias and Scott Baker arrive.

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig will have plenty of time to rest now that he is on the 15-day disabled list. (Getty Images)


SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers finally bit the bullet on Yasiel Puig Sunday, placing the star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Puig was able to grab a bat and head to the batting cage prior to today’s game against the San Diego Padres, but manager Don Mattingly was tired of playing short-handed, waiting for Puig’s hamstring to come back to 100 percent.

“He’ll probably be able to play in five days but we’re in the same situation,” Mattingly said. “At this point, let’s get the thing right, make sure we have him for the long run.”

Puig’s situation was easily the most straightforward one on a busy day for Dodgers transactions.
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Poll: Who should start for the Dodgers on Thursday?


Brett Anderson will start for the Dodgers today in the first game of a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants (7 p.m., SportsNet LA). Clayton Kershaw starts Wednesday.

Thursday’s starter remains TBA as of this writing.

It might be Zack Greinke, but Don Mattingly was weighing his options from the minor-league ranks over the weekend. The last time the Dodgers needed a fifth starter was last Tuesday. David Huff got the call at the last minute. Huff gave up four runs in four innings against what was supposed to be a matchup-friendly Seattle Mariners lineup, then was designated for assignment after the game.

So the decision on Thursday is far from straightforward, particularly if Mattingly is intent on giving Greinke an extra day of rest. The poll question is up. read on for a bit more on each candidate:

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