Dodgers News: Carlos Frias Suffers Setback In Recovery From Back Tightness

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE (Aug. 6, 1:00 p.m. PT): The Oklahoma City Dodgers placed Carlos Frias on the seven-day disabled list Thursday.


With the Los Angeles Dodgers acquiring Mat Latos and Alex Wood, among others, in their trades with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins, they found answers to the starting rotation that Mike Bolsinger and Carlos Frias once attempted to provide.

Bolsinger and Frias had their share of positive moments and strong outings, though each also went through stretches where they struggled and taxed the bullpen. Bolsinger was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to clear room on the active roster for the newly acquired players.

Meanwhile, Frias was on disabled list up until recently when he slipped under the radar and was also optioned to OKC, according to J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News:

Frias started Wednesday’s game for the OKC Dodgers, but was removed after throwing just 10 pitches in the first inning. It was due to his back issue and is cause for further examination on Thursday:

The Dodgers placed Frias on the disabled list July 5 with lower back tightness. He began a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga July 21, where he made two appearances before moving on to OKC.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said recently the club wasn’t sure where the right-hander now fit in with the rotation given the additions of Latos and Wood. Though Mattingly did add the plan was to continue stretching Frias out as a starter during his rehab assignment. Frias has 14 appearances with the Dodgers (12 starts) and is 5-5 with a 4.39 ERA, 4.23 FIP and 1.55 WHIP.


Kershaw’s Challenge PingPong4Purpose Charity Event

Written by Staff Writer


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *