The Los Angeles Dodgers made some moves to their rotation optioning right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A Oklahoma. The Dodgers also recalled right-handed pitcher Carlos Frias from OKC.

Despite the Dodgers winning on Saturday, by Sunday the Dodgers had already made the decision to recall Frias.

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Bolsinger struggled on Saturday giving up 5 runs in 2 2/3 innings. In the top of the 2nd inning, the Dodgers trainer visited Bolsinger on the mound, and although he stayed in to finish the inning he later exits in the top of the 3rd.

The Dodgers have a day off on June 23rd before going on a 7-game road trip to face the Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers.

From Andy McCullough, L.A. Times writer:

The team will likely option a reliever out on Monday to make room for Yasiel Puig as he returns from the disabled list. [Manager Dave] Roberts said the team has not yet determined who will be the fifth starter going forward … Roberts declined to provide names of candidates for the fifth spot when it does come back up in the rotation.

“You can write some options down,” Roberts said.  “And I think you’ll be in the ballpark.”

Bolsinger, 28, was a credible fifth starter in 2015, posting a 3.62 earned-run average in 21 starts. He could not duplicate that production through six starts this season, getting pounded on a regular basis, with his ERA at 6.83.

“Mike understands that when you’re up here, you need to get outs,” Roberts said.

The Dodgers managed to win the series vs. the Brewers and will close out their home stand with a 3-game series vs. the Washington Nationals. Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound for the Dodgers for the series opener on Monday.

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