The Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday evening recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned utility man Mike Freeman back to OKC.
The 31-year-old Fields will make his fourth stint with Los Angeles this season after going 3-0 with one save and posting a 3.00 ERA in 27 games over an even 27 innings with the Dodgers this season. He has struck out 32 batters against eight walks, while holding opposing batters to a .206 average. Fields last pitched on Saturday for OKC against Memphis, allowing just one hit in a scoreless inning of relief. In three games with the Oklahoma City, he has allowed just one hit in 3.0 scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Freeman, 29, appeared in four games for Los Angeles and went hitless in five at-bats following his promotion on June 25.
With the move, the Dodgers increase the fresh number of arms in the bullpen to eight.
(Dai Sugiura provided the majority of information furnished in this report)