As the Los Angeles Dodgers embarked on their nine-game road trip, beginning in Minnesota against the Twins, they made minor roster moves following a tough week. On Tuesday, reliever Paco Rodriguez was recalled and Carlos Triunfel was optioned back to the minors.

The Dodgers then proceeded to option Tim Federowicz back to Triple-A and added Miguel Olivo on Wednesday. The catcher will join Drew Butera as the backup catchers while A.J. Ellis remains on the disabled list. Olivo was one of 15 players invited to Spring Training this year, and after being excluded from the travel roster for the Australia Series, the 35-year-old asked to be released. Despite his request, Olivo reported to Albuquerque and has been doing extremely well offensively. With both catchers showing deficiencies at the plate, Olivo should contribute to a Dodgers lineup that often struggles to provide run support.

In other news, Chad Billingsley was placed on the 60-day disabled list after learning about tendonitis in his elbow. With yet another setback in Billingsley’s recovery from his Tommy John surgery performed last year, the Dodgers’ pitching staff remains somewhat in flux.

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Dodgers News

Greinke moves to 5-0 as Dodgers notch 10,000th win – Dodgers.com

Clayton Kershaw on target to return – ESPN Los Angeles

Dodgers call up Miguel Olivo, send Tim Federowicz down – Los Angeles Times

Dodgers still trying to sort out crowded outfield – SB Nation

Dan Haren to start Game 1 of Doubleheader, Red Patterson for Game 2? – True Blue LA

MLB News

Matt Garza day to day due to thumb – ESPN.com

Chapman to throw one rehab inning tonight – MLB.com

Jason Kipnis suffers an abdominal strain – NBC Sports

Hanrahan market includes Tigers, Yanks, Red Sox, Rangers, Rockies – CBS Sports

Toronto Blue Jays lose Melky Cabrera to leg injury and second straight game to Kansas City Royals – National Post
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Nadia Tseng is a UCLA student looking to pursue a career in the film or sports industries. A New York sports fan at heart, she co-hosts an MLB talk show for UCLA Radio and is currently an editorial intern for Screen International.

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