The Los Angeles Dodgers announce they have recalled right-hander Mike Bolsinger and left-hander Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Dodgers optioned pitcher Ross Stripling and placed right-handed reliever Chin-Hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps strain (retroactive to May 22).
Tsao coming off a tough loss on Saturday vs. the San Diego Padres where the team lost on a walkoff walk. In two relief appearances, Tsao went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA (1 ER/1.2 IP), which was different compared to the numbers before his debut.
Chin-hui Tsao coming in to make his 2016 Dodgers MLB debut. With the Triple-A Dodgers he had a 3.31 ERA/1.35 WHIP in 17 appearances.
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Fortunately, despite the long game, the Dodgers got back into the win column on Sunday and Stripling picked up the win. During Sunday’s 17-inning game, Stripling had three scoreless innings, 38 pitches, and has gone 2-3 with a 4.53 ERA in nine games (eight starts).
Avilan, 27, will make his second appearance on the Dodgers active roster. During his first call-up Avilan allowed three runs in 0.2 innings in three games.
From the Los Angeles Dodgers Press Release:
Avilan last pitched on Saturday with Oklahoma City vs. Salt Lake, picking up a save in a scoreless ninth inning (14 pitches), and has gone 0-2 with two saves and a 4.97 ERA (7 ER/12.2 IP) in 12 games this season at Triple-A, where he’s limited left-handers to a .143 batting average (2-for-14).Bolsinger, 28, made his 2016 debut on Wednesday against the Angels in Anaheim, taking the loss after allowing three runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings. He opened the season on the disabled list after straining his left oblique muscle on March 20 in Arizona and posted a 2.25 ERA (2 ER/8.0 IP) with seven strikeouts and three walks in two rehab starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City.