Dodgers Activate Sergio Romo, Option Josh Fields to Oklahoma City

(Mandatory Credit: Jon SooHoo/Los Angeles Dodgers)

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday reinstated right-handed reliever Sergio Romo from the 10-day disabled list and optioned righty relief pitcher Josh Fields back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Romo, who missed nine games due to a left ankle sprain, last pitched on Friday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, allowing one run on three hits in an even two innings of work. In two rehab appearances with the Quakes, he allowed one run over three innings, while striking out two batters without issuing a walk. In 24 relief appearances with the Dodgers this season, he has gone 1-1 with a 6.41 ERA over 19-2/3 frames, and has struck out 23 batters against nine walks while holding opposing batters to a .240 average.

Fields last pitched in Sunday’s series finale against the Reds, allowing a season-high three runs on two hits while only recording two outs. In 27 games this season, he has gone 3-0 with one save and has posted a 3.00 ERA over 27 innings, while striking out 32 batters against eight walks.

Fields had been borderline lights out in the early stages of the season after his initial recall, but has been battered around lately, most likely as a result of fatigue.

With the move, the Dodgers’ bullpen still holds strong with eight available arms. It’s also the third move made involving the relief corps over the past four days.

For now, righty Brock Stewart presumably still remains the long man.

(Dai Sugiura provided some information furnished in this report)


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