As expected the Los Angeles Dodgers removed Zack Greinke from the paternity list Sunday as he’s set to take the mound in the four-game series finale against the New York Mets. Additionally, the Dodgers recalled reliever Yimi Garcia from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Sunday’s two roster moves correspond with Josh Ravin and Chin-hui Tsao both getting optioned to OKC following Saturday’s loss. Garcia returns to the Dodgers after being sent down July 8 along with Ian Thomas.
Garcia has appeared in 40 games this season, posting a 4.10 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 37.1 innings. He’s totaled 53 strikeouts to nine walks and looks to rebound from subpar results over his last few outings with the Dodgers.
At the time of being optioned to Triple-A, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Garcia was in need of a bit of a breather and the move was one that also aimed to decrease the right-hander’s workload. Garcia very much remained part of the bullpen picture, Mattingly added.
Garcia appeared in four games with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, last pitching Thursday. He threw a combined 3.1 innings and recovered from allowing four runs on three hits his first time out with OKC. Garcia allowed only two hits over his last three appearances in Triple-A.
As for Greinke, he puts his 43.2 scoreless innings streak on the line in a matchup with Jacob deGrom, who ranks second behind Greinke with an 2.18 ERA. Greinke last faced the Mets July 4 and threw seven shutout innings in a win.