Dodgers recall Luis Avilan, place Louis Coleman on bereavement list.

Luis AvilanATLANTA — Luis Avilan is back with the Dodgers today for the final game of a three-game series against the Braves. He’ll be available out of the bullpen, giving the Dodgers an extra left-hander to go with five right-handers.

Avilan will take the roster spot of Louis Coleman, whose grandfather (Harold Louis Coleman I) passed away. He can remain on the bereavement list for three to seven days.

Pedro Baez was a candidate to go on the 7-day concussion disabled list after he was hit in the back of a head by an errant warm-up throw in the fourth inning of last night’s win.

But Thursday morning, Baez said he felt well enough to pitch after undergoing tests last night and again this morning. He played catch in the outfield, as is custom.

After struggling in spring training, Avilan notched five scoreless appearances across six innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City to start the season. He made 23 appearances last season for the Dodgers, who acquired him from the Braves in advance of last year’s trade deadline.

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Game 15: The Dodgers come back to beat the Atlanta Braves in 10.

ATLANTA — The Dodgers clawed their way back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-3 in 10 innings. The box score is here.

Pedro Baez wasn’t available to pitch because Adam Liberatore hit him in the back of the head with a thrown baseball.

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Louis or Luis? Dodgers deciding between Coleman, Avilan for final bullpen job.

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Luis Avilan is in the running for the Dodgers’ final bullpen job. (Stephen Carr/Staff photographer)

The Dodgers will carry seven relief pitchers on their Opening Day roster, with the final spot belonging either to right-hander Louis Coleman or left-hander Luis Avilan, manager Dave Roberts said Friday.
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Season in review about nothing: Pedro Baez, ‘The Strike.’

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Pedro Baez was two different pitchers for the Dodgers in 2015. (John McCoy/Staff photographer).

This is Part 3 in 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.

Pedro Baez, RHP.

Key stats: 3.35 ERA, 2.51 FIP, 11 walks and 60 strikeouts in 51 IP (52 games), followed by two very bad postseason appearances (five batters faced, 3 earned runs, 1 game-winning RBI allowed).

Seinfeld episode: “The Strike” (season 9, episode 10)

Key quote: “So, attractive one day – not attractive the next?”

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Watch: Kenley Jansen pitches a simulated inning at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers staged simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday as part of their pre-series workouts for the NLDS against the New York Mets. Game 1 is Friday at Dodger Stadium.

On Tuesday, Brett Anderson, Joel Peralta, Juan Nicasio and Carlos Frias faced a group of batters. Wednesday was a bullpen game: Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell, Chris Hatcher, Luis Avilan, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia all threw simulated innings. Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick and Adrian Gonzalez were among the batters.

The sim game ended when Gonzalez hit a home run off Garcia

Here is the (edited for time) video of Jansen’s inning:

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