Dodgers will give Tuesday start against Marlins to mystery fifth starter.

Mike Bolsinger

Mike Bolsinger threw 5 2/3 innings in his Dodgers debut and did not allow a run until his final pitch. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

DENVER — The Dodgers will not use Saturday’s rainout to skip their fifth starter’s turn in the rotation, in spite of the fact that they don’t have a fifth starter. Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Brett Anderson and Carlos Frias are the only starters on their 25-man roster at the moment.

Rather, Greinke will start on Monday and Frias will start Wednesday. The Dodgers will likely recall a pitcher from the minor leagues to pitch Tuesday against the Miami Marlins, and it will likely be Mike Bolsinger.
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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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Dodgers option Carlos Frias to Triple-A after a long 24 hours.

Carlos FriasDodgers pitcher Carlos Frias said he went to bed Tuesday night believing he would start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Surprise!

Frias learned Wednesday morning that he had been recalled to take the roster spot of pitcher David Huff, who was designated for assignment after Tuesday’s game. He flew from Oklahoma City to Los Angeles and did not arrive until 4:30 p.m. He wasn’t able to stretch with his teammates on the field.

“Very long day,” he said.

Thursday, Frias was optioned back to Triple-A.

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