The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday reinstated infielder Logan Forsythe from the 10-day disabled list and optioned right-handed relief pitcher Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Many fans of the team expected the move after Ravin himself tweeted a subtle remark of departure to his followers yesterday morning.
Forsythe, who missed 30 games due to a toe fracture and hamstring issues, appeared in six rehab games with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, going 3-for-14 with four walks and four runs scored. In his first season with the Dodgers, Forsythe has hit .295 (13-for-44) with two doubles and three RBI along with a .407 on-base percentage over the course of 14 games. He has made 11 starts at second base, while also appearing in three games (two starts) at third base this year for Los Angeles.
Despite making an appearance, Ravin began his first official stint with the big league club on Sunday after being recalled prior to the contest against the Marlins. The West Hills native, who began the season on the disabled list with a right groin strain, is in his third season with Los Angeles, going 2-1 with a 3.79 ERA (8 ER/19.0 IP) in 19 career big league games, while punching out 25 batters in an even 19 innings of work.
Before being recalled, Ravin went 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA in four games with the OKC Dodgers. He struck out 11 batters against only two walks in an even five innings of work with Oklahoma City, and held batters to a .167 average (3-for-18).
With the move, the Dodgers have reverted to more of a traditional-style 25-man roster, consisting of seven relief pitchers, five starting pitchers and a full compliment of bench players.
(Dai Sugiura furnished some information provided in this report)