Dodgers option Yimi Garcia to Triple-A; Juan Nicasio expected back Tuesday.

The Dodgers optioned Yimi Garcia to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. Juan Nicasio, who’s been traveling with the team on its current three-city road trip, is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday in Cincinnati.

Garcia, 25, was in his third major-league stint this season. The right-hander had allowed four hits, one run, walked none and struck out four in 7 ⅓ inning in his most receent stint.

Nicasio has been on the disabled list since Aug. 10 with a left abdominal strain and has gone 1-3 with one save and a 3.06 ERA in 38 games (one start) this year.

Yimi Garcia optioned to Triple-A to make room for Mat Latos.

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.