Dodgers Announce Numerous Roster Changes Ahead of Twins’ Series

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday announced a number of roster moves, including the reinstatement of left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list, the contract selection of left-handed pitcher Edward Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City and the recall of right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin.

Paredes will wear uniform No. 58.

Ryu, who missed 17 games with a bruise on his left foot, will make his 14th start of the season Monday evening against the Twins and last pitched on June 28 against the Angels, allowing two runs on seven hits in 5-2/3 innings with eight strikeouts. He has gone 3-6 with one save and has posted a 4.21 ERA over 72-2/3 innings, while striking out 69 batters against 22 walks in 14 games this season.

The 30-year-old Paredes will make his first career appearance on a major league roster after going a combined 1-2 with one save and posting a 2.23 ERA over 40-1/3 innings in 30 games with Triple-A OKC and Double-A Tulsa. He last pitched on Thursday for the OKC Dodgers, allowing just one hit and recording a strikeout in 1-1/3 innings of relief. In six games with Oklahoma City, the left-hander has gone 1-0 and has not allowed a run across 8-1/3 scoreless frames, while striking out 14 against just one walk.

Paredes, who was selected in last winter’s Rule 5 Draft by the Dodgers, has posted a 34-37 record with a 4.33 ERA in 283 career games over nine minor league seasons with the Mariners, Indians, Angels and Dodgers organizations. The Villa Arriva, Dominican Republic, native was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Seattle Mariners in 2005.

Ravin, who will make his third stint with the big league club this season, last pitched on Thursday for the OKC Dodgers allowing three runs on three hits with four strikeouts in 1-2/3 innings of relief against Memphis. In 24 games with Oklahoma City this season, Ravin has gone 3-0 with two saves while posting a 4.66 ERA over 29 innings. He has struck out 45 batters against 13 walks in an even 29 innings, while holding hitters to a .224 average. The West Hills native made his lone appearance for Los Angeles this season on June 17 at Cincinnati, allowing just one hit and striking out two in two scoreless innings of relief.

To make room on the active roster, Los Angeles placed left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw and right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list, and optioned outfielder Trayce Thompson to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Kershaw is suffering from a right lower-back strain, while McCarthy has been diagnosed with a blister on his right ring finger.

Kershaw made his 21st start of the season yesterday, and struck out two against one walk in two innings before leaving the game with the injury against the Braves. He currently leads the big leagues with 15 wins and a 2.04 ERA, while ranking among the leaders in innings pitched, BAA, strikeouts and OPSA.

McCarthy has gone 6-4 with a 3.84 ERA in 16 starts this season, while striking out 66 batters against 25 walks.

In 19 games with Los Angeles this season, Thompson batted .116, going just 5-for-43 with two doubles, one triple, one home run and two RBI.

(Jon Chapper furnished the entirety of information presented in this report)


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