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Bolsinger didn’t factor into the decision in the Dodgers 10-6 victory over the Brewers on Saturday, despite having probably his worst outing of the season. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts chased him from the game in the top of the third inning after he surrendered five earned runs on nine hits and two walks while throwing 73 pitches.
Bolsinger did not make it past 5-2/3 innings in any of his six starts this year. Since returning from an oblique injury on May 18, the 28-year-old right-hander compiled a 1-4 record with a 6.83 ERA, a 5.81 FIP and an ERA+ of only 57.
Frias will be making his first big league roster appearance of the 2016 season. In seven outings in the minors which included five starts, Frias went 1-3 with a 4.88 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP over 31 innings of work.
The 26-year-old native of the Dominican Republic made his major league debut in 2014 and has gone 6-6 with a 4.66 ERA and a 4.11 FIP in 32 appearances with the Dodgers in 2014-15.
Frias provides a fresh arm to the Dodgers’ relief corps, who have tallied a whopping 16-1/3 innings pitched over the past three games. He depends heavily on his sinker, while also having the ability to crank his four-seamer upwards of 97 MPH.
As far as the starting rotation, while they conceivably could use Thursday’s day off to skip Bolsinger’s spot, the Dodgers may consider Jharel Cotton, Frankie Montas, Zach Lee, Nick Tepesch or De Leon for the empty slot, which will presumably come up again on June 24 when the Dodgers travel to Pittsburgh to open a four-game set against the Pirates.