Right-hander reliever, Louis Coleman has been reinstated from the Bereavement List, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced today. By doing so, they had to option a player down to the minor leagues and that player was left-handed reliever, Luis Avilan. Coleman missed time following a death in the family.
During his stint with the Dodgers, Avilan appeared in three games and gave up three runs in just two-thirds of an inning. Avilan also gave up three hits and two walks while striking out one batter during his stint. In his defense, all three games did come in the thin air of Denver, Colorado. As always, Coors Field can be quite treacherous.
Prior to going on the Bereavement List, Coleman had appeared in five games, pitching five full innings, and gave up four earned runs. He also had walked four batters and struck out three. It had been a rocky start to the season for him, but he should pick up the slack shortly as he gets back into the swing of things.
The full press release is below.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers today reinstated right-handed pitcher Louis Coleman from the Bereavement List and optioned left-handed pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.Coleman had been on the Bereavement List since Thursday and last pitched on Tuesday at Atlanta, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit in 0.1 innings. In his first season with Los Angeles, the 30-year-old has gone 0-1 with a 7.20 ERA in five relief appearances.Avilan made three relief appearances after being recalled on Thursday from Oklahoma City, allowing three runs in 0.2 innings.