This season the Los Angeles Dodgers have taken full advantage of their 40-man roster expansion in September, especially due to all the injuries that have been sustained to the starting rotation.
They have utilized 36 of the 40 potential spots this September and the later innings of games have become a confusing time for scorekeepers. After using most of their bullpen on Monday night after Roberto Hernandez went just 3.2 innings, the Dodgers have made another move.
The contract of left-hander Daniel Coulombe was selected on Tuesday and right-hander Stephen Fife was placed on the 60-day disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Read more from the official Dodgers press release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of left-handed reliever Daniel Coulombe (COO-lome) from Double-A Chattanooga and recalled right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife from Triple-A Albuquerque before placing him on the 60-day disabled list (right UCL surgery). The Dodgers now have 37 players on their active roster.
Coulombe, 24, combined to go 3-0 with six saves and a 2.89 ERA in 49 relief appearances with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga this year. He posted a 2.57 ERA (6 ER/21.0 IP) with 31 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 18 regular-season appearances with the Lookouts after his July 17 promotion and also helped key Chattanooga’s run to the Southern League championship series with three saves during the postseason. Overall, Coulombe limited opponents to a .214 batting average in the minors with 92 strikeouts and only 27 walks in 65.1 innings, including a .204 mark against left-handed hitters (20-for-98) and a .221 average against righties (31-for-140). Coulombe is in only his third professional season after being selected by the Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Texas Tech University.
Fife spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Albuquerque and started the Dodgers’ May 4 game at Miami in his only big league appearance this year. He underwent Tommy John surgery on August 13.
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