Dodgers Reinstate Adam Liberatore, Place Luis Avilan on 10-Day DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday evening reinstated left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from the 10-day disabled list and placed left-handed pitcher Luis Avilán on the 10-day disabled list with a left triceps. Avilan’s placement on the DL will be retroactive to May 24, if needed.

Liberatore, who missed 14 games due to a left groin strain, last pitched on May 8 against the Pirates and tossed a perfect inning of relief with one strikeout. In two relief appearances in the big leagues this season, he has allowed one run over 1-1/3 innings and has held opposing batters to a .200 average (1-for-5). Liberatore started the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 0-1 with a 0.93 ERA (1 ER/9.2 IP) and has limited the opposition to a .152 average, while striking out nine against one walk in eight games.

Avilán last pitched on May 23 against the Cardinals, allowing one hit in an inning of relief with one strikeout. He has made 23 relief appearances this season, going 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA (5 ER/15.0 IP) and has stuck out 20 batters against eight walks.

Earlier on Thursday afternoon, the club activated righty pitcher Kenta Maeda after placing outfielder Joc Pederson on the 7-day concussion list.

(Dai Sugiura provided the majority of information furnished in this report)

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Dodgers Activate Kenta Maeda, Place Joc Pederson on Disabled List

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday reinstated right-handed pitcher Kenta Maeda from the 10-day disabled list and placed outfielder Joc Pederson on the special seven-day disabled list for a concussion. Pederson’s stay on the DL can be retroactive to May 24, if needed.

Maeda, who missed 13 games due to left hamstring tightness, will make his eighth start of the season Thursday evening against the Cardinals. Maeda last pitched on May 10 against the Pirates, allowing two runs on five hits in a career-high 8-1/3 innings, and recording his third win of the season in the Dodgers’ 5-2 victory. In seven starts this year, he has gone 3-2 with a 5.03 ERA (22 ER/39.1 IP) and has struck out 40 batters against only nine walks, ranking among the National League leaders with 9.15 strikeouts per nine innings and a 4.44 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Pederson exited the game against the Redbirds on Tuesday night after colliding with Yasiel Puig on the final out in the 10th inning. In 35 games this season, Pederson is batting .200 with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI.

With the move, the Dodgers will continue to play short one bench player. The bullpen remains steady with seven pitchers, but the 25-man roster now has six starters in an overloaded rotation. Looking ahead, though, manager Dave Roberts did mention yesterday that the club has been having discussions regarding the utilization of lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu in a long relief role.

(Dai Sugiura furnished some information provided in this report)

A First-Quarter Progress Report for the Oklahoma City Dodgers

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While we typically take a concise look at a handful of standout Dodgers prospects on a weekly basis, we very rarely check the progress of one of the affiliate squads as a whole. Yet, as it’s a bit difficult to size up the growth of the Triple-A Oklahoma City club with all the very frequent roster fluctuation, we thought it be interesting to check on the team just past the quarter-way mark of the regular season.

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Dodgers Activate Logan Forsythe, Option Josh Ravin to Oklahoma City

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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.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Willie Calhoun, Max Muncy, Wilmer Font, Edwin Rios & More

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As the 2017 regular season progresses, a few of the Dodgers‘ top-tier prospects are beginning to emerge on center stage, with infielder Willie Calhoun possibly the hottest of the group, especially over the past four weeks.

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Dodgers Recall Josh Ravin, Option Julio Urías to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday recalled right-handed pitcher Josh Ravin and optioned left-handed pitcher Julio Urias. Each player will trade spots on the Triple-A Oklahoma City 25-man roster.

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Dodgers Roster: How a Few Injuries Have Opened the Doors to Early Success

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Instead of putting together our normal weekend injury report, we thought perhaps a more interesting approach would be looking at a few of the positives that have resulted for the Dodgers from several of the unfortunate injuries that have occurred during the first six weeks of the season.

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Dodgers Place Justin Turner on Disabled List, Recall Brett Eibner

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday afternoon placed third baseman Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain and recalled outfielder Brett Eibner from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers Activate Adrian González, Option Scott Van Slyke to Oklahoma City

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The Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday reinstated first baseman Adrian Gonzalez from the 10-day disabled list and optioned infielder/outfielder Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Dodgers Prospect Watch: Walker Buehler Rising Quickly

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The last time we checked on the progress of Dodgers‘ pitching prospect Walker Buehler, the young righty was coming off a successful return to the bump, having contributed to the postseason success of Low-A Great Lakes after missing more than a year recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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