Dodgers Send Grant Dayton to Disabled List, Recall Josh Fields

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday placed left-handed pitcher Grant Dayton on the 10-day disabled list with a left intercostal muscle strain in the rib area and recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Fields, 31, made four relief appearances for the Dodgers in his first stint with the big league club this season, tossing three scoreless innings and striking out six batters, while allowing only two base runners to reach base via a walk and a hit. Fields, who was optioned on April 14 to Oklahoma City, was acquired by the Dodgers on Aug. 1, 2016 from the Astros in exchange for minor league infielder Yordan Alvarez and went 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 22 games with Los Angeles last year.

Dayton, 29, pitched in Monday evening’s contest against the Diamondbacks tossing a scoreless inning of relief and issuing one walk. In seven relief appearances this season, Dayton has thrown 6-1/3 scoreless innings and has limited the opposition to a .095 batting average. This will be Dayton’s first stint on the disabled list in the major leagues.

(Dai Sugiura furnished some information provided in this report)

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