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.
The Dodgers shuffled their beleaguered bullpen Tuesday, placing right-hander Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list with a right neck sprain. He talked about the injury prior to tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals:
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.
NEW YORK — The Dodgers recalled Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City for Sunday’s series finale against the Mets and activated starting pitcher Zack Greinke from the paternity list.
The corresponding moves were announced last night, when pitchers Chin-Hui Tsao and Josh Ravin were optioned to Triple-A.
That means Zach Lee, who started and lost the Dodgers’ 15-2 loss Saturday, remains on the roster as the Dodgers’ “fifth starter.” The Dodgers won’t need a fifth starter until next Sunday.
Garcia had one really bad outing — five batters faced, no outs — immediately after he was demoted to Oklahoma City earlier this month. In his next three outings, each lasting one inning, Garcia did not allow a run. He last pitched Thursday.
In 40 games with the Dodgers this season, Garcia has a 4.10 earned-run average and one save. He’s struck out 53 batters and walked nine in 37 ⅔ innings.
Clayton Kershaw struck out a season-high 13 batters in pitching his first complete game and his first shutout of the season. (John McCoy/Daily News)
Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said in five words about Clayton Kershaw what I wasted 687 words on in my game story: “He is who he is.”
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Prior to the game, Yimi Garcia was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City — an unfathomable thought about two months ago.