Here are some players on the 40-man roster who may stick in Triple-A initially but join the Dodgers later in the month:
Mike Bolsinger was one of the front office’s best offseason pickups. With Hyun-jin Ryu and Brandon McCarthy out with injuries, Bolsinger posted a 2.1 fWAR in 16 starts, ranking third on the pitching staff.
However, once the front office dealt for both Mat Latos and Alex Wood, there wasn’t room for Bolsinger in the rotation and he was optioned to Triple-A. He’s pitched well with OKC and will definitely be a part of the big club’s postseason push, be it in the rotation or as a reliever.
Another trio of hurlers saw limited time in the Majors this season and could make it back within the next month. Ian Thomas, acquired in the Juan Uribe trade, posted a 4.11 ERA in three appearances with the Dodgers and has had mixed results in Triple-A, though he could provide a long relief option out of the bullpen.
Daniel Coulombe offers another lefty relief option. After pitching in just five games with the big club, he returned to Oklahoma City where he’s posted a 3.16 ERA. Josh Ravin, whose fastball averaged more than 97 mph, could also be an option as another power arm.
Then there’s two starters, Zach Lee and Joe Wieland, who’ve each made a single start in the Majors this season and struggled. They’re likely to headline the OKC club’s rotation in the postseason, but could provide depth before the Dodgers’ regular season ends.