Dodgers News: Brandon Morrow Optioned To Oklahoma City, Alex Wood Reinstated From Disabled List
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The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Alex Wood from the 10-day disabled list and optioned Brandon Morrow to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Wood starts Saturday in the second of a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds.

He was on the disabled list since May 29, though retroactive to two days prior, with left SC joint inflammation. The initial expectation had Wood missing just one start, but the Dodgers made two turns in their rotation prior to activating the southpaw.

When Wood’s recovery from the inflammation stalled, he returned to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors. The results were positive as only more rest was needed for the inflammation to further subside.

Wood was named National League Pitcher of the Month for May, and he returns to the mound with a 25.1 scoreless innings streak intact. The 26-year-old is 6-0 with a 6-0 with 1.69 ERA, 1.87 FIP and 1.00 WHIP in 10 games (eight starts).

Morrow joined the Dodgers last month as the corresponding move when Wood was put on the DL. That came just prior to the right-hander becoming eligible to opt out of his Minor League contract if he was not added to the Dodgers 40-man roster.

Morrow went 2-0, allowed six hits and collected seven strikeouts in six scoreless innings over five games with the Dodgers.