On Thursday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that they have recalled left-handed reliever Daniel Coulombe and optioned outfielder Chris Heisey back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
This will be Coulombe’s third stint with the team this season alone. He was called up at the beginning of May when he threw just one inning, giving up a run before being sent back down. He was then called up again in the beginning of June, again throwing only one outing, giving up two runs in 2.1 innings while striking out four before being sent back down again.
The 25-year-old has a 4.82 ERA while striking out 21 in 18.2 innings so far this season in Triple-A.
Heisey, who is the odd man out in the outfield now that Scott Van Slyke is back from his back injury, hit just .154 in 26 at-bats while with the big league team this season. However, he has walked eight times leading to a .353 on-base percentage. The 30-year-old has hit 10 home runs in Triple-A this season. Heisey has now accrued enough service time to refuse a minor-league assignment. It’s unclear whether he will accept the move to Triple-A or get out of his contract and try to sign with another team.
The move comes as no surprise, as the Dodgers were left with just six relievers when they activated Van Slyke and put Chris Hatcher on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique on Wednesday. With four relievers rehabbing in the minor leaguers at the moment, Coulombe’s time will likely be short-lived once again.