Dodgers minor-league pitcher Zach Lee to resume throwing program Friday.

After weeks of meeting with specialists to determine the cause of tingling in his right hand, minor-league pitcher Zach Lee was diagnosed with irritation in his right middle finger caused by poor circulation.

Lee will begin a throwing program tomorrow at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona and is expected to return to games in 2-3 weeks.

Lee, the Dodgers’ first-round pick in the 2010 draft, had a 5-3 record and 2.38 earned-run average in 10 starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He hasn’t pitched in a game since May 29.

David Huff returns from Triple-A Oklahoma City, might start Game 1 Tuesday.

David Huff

The Dodgers selected the contract of pitcher David Huff from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

DENVER — Left-hander David Huff and right-hander Matt West swapped places on the Dodgers’ major league and Triple-A rosters Monday. Huff is in uniform wearing number 54 and is available out of the bullpen for tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies. West was optioned to Oklahoma City after he was recalled, but did not pitch, Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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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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