The Los Angeles Dodgers made multiple roster moves on Thursday, the second of which was placing Luis Avilan on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with left triceps soreness. Adam Liberatore was activated off the DL.
Avilan last pitched on Tuesday, allowing one hit and collecting one strikeout in a scoreless inning of relief against the St. Louis Cardinals. Overall this season, he’s 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 1.53 WHIP in 23 games.
Avilan has 20 strikeouts against eight walks over 15 innings pitched. He becomes the 20th different player the Dodgers have put on the disabled list this season. They set an MLB record last year by sending 28 players to the DL.
Liberatore returns after missing the past 14 games due to a left groin strain. He last pitched May 8 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, collecting one strikeout in a perfect inning of relief.
Liberatore has only appeared in two games with the Dodgers thus far, allowing one run 1.1 innings. He’d been inactive since May 10.
The left-handed reliever began the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he went 0-1 with a 0.93 ERA and 0.62 WHIP in eight games (9.2 innings) prior to joining the Dodgers.
In 58 games with Los Angeles last season, Liberatore pitched to a 3.38 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Liberatore’s year came to an end after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow.
Also on Thursday, the Dodgers put Joc Pederson on the seven-day concussion disabled list and activated Kenta Maeda, who starts in the rubber match against the St. Louis Cardinals.