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Dodgers Add Two Relievers; Option Austin Barnes To Triple-A



Josh Ravin

Before Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Colorado Rockies, manager Don Mattingly mentioned the team would make some moves in between games to better their situation for the second game.

The Dodgers had already selected the contract of David Huff on Monday and added Ian Thomas to the roster as the 26th man for the doubleheader. Huff pitch on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, while Thomas took the loss that game. Zack Greinke is set to throw the second game on Tuesday.

In between the first and second game, the Dodgers announced moves involving four different players. Huff was designated for assignment, catcher Austin Barnes was optioned to Triple-A, Daniel Coulombe was recalled and the contract of Josh Ravin was selected.

For Huff, it was his second stint with the Dodgers for a total of three games (one start). He allowed six runs in six innings, and could stay with the team if he clears waivers.

Barnes started Game 1 of the doubleheader, going 0-for-2 with a walk. He appeared in five games, starting two, and had his first career Major League hit against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium.

Left-hander Daniel Coulombe has been recalled for the second time this season. He tossed one inning and allowed one run on May 5 in an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The 25-year-old appeared in five games in 2014 to the tune of a 4.15 ERA.

Ravin will make his Major League debut if he makes an appearance with the Dodgers. He was signed to a minor-league deal in 2013 after beginning his career in the Cincinnati Reds’ farm system. This year, he’s made 14 appearances for the OKC Dodgers, tossing a 2.25 ERA in 20 innings.

It’s been tough to keep up with all the moves made by the Dodgers front office this season, but they’ve seemingly done what they set out to do which was to create depth.

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Written by Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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