On Tuesday morning, the Dodgers announced that lefty reliever Grant Dayton is headed to the 10-day disabled list due to left intercostal strain.
Josh Fields was recalled, taking Dayton’s place in the bullpen.
Today, the #Dodgers placed Grant Dayton on the 10-day DL with left intercostal strain and recalled Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 19, 2017
Dayton had made seven appearances in 2017, tossing 6 1/3 shutout innings with four strikeouts.
Josh Fields had not made the team out of spring training, but he was called up when Rich Hill originally went on the disabled list.
Before being sent back down, he had pitched two shutout innings in his short time with the team.
After making an appearance on Tuesday night after returning, he now has three shutout innings, as well as six strikeouts.
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Fields will have to continue to perform if he wants to stay as a member of the major league club. He is the obvious down man on the totem pole in what has been a very strong bullpen in 2017.
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