The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Luis Avilan from the paternity list and optioned Brock Stewart to Triple-A Oklahoma City prior to Friday’s series opener against the San Diego Padres. Avilan spent the maximum three days allowed on the paternity list.
He and his wife, Mariana, welcomed their first child on Monday. Avilan is 1-1 with a 3.09 ERA, 2.92 FIP and 1.44 WHIP over 47 games with the Dodgers this season. He last pitched Aug. 4 and extended his string of scoreless appearances to 11 games (9.1 innings).
Avilan has also appeared in two games with Oklahoma City, allowing two runs on one hit and collecting three strikeouts over two innings pitched. The 28-year-old spent time on the 10-day disabled list earlier this season due to left triceps soreness.
Stewart temporarily took the place of Avilan on the active roster and was with the Dodgers for their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He appeared in the finale, allowing a two-run home run and three hits overall in 1.1 innings of work. Stewart went 16.2 consecutive innings across his first seven games (one start) without allowing an earned run this season.
Five unearned runs scored during his June 26 start against the Minnesota Twins. Stewart has now allowed four earned runs in 5.1 innings in his last two games (one start) with the Dodgers.