MILWAUKEE -- The Dodgers on Sunday made room for Kevin Correia on the 40-man roster by designating Colt Hynes for assignment.
Correia is expected to join the Dodgers on Monday and could make a spot start against the Braves in the opener of a four-game series to give the other five starters a rest during this stretch of 20 games in 20 days, manager Don Mattingly told reporters on Sunday.
The Dodgers will need to make another corresponding move to add Correia to the active roster.
It looks like Correia will wear number 35, following in the footsteps of Brett Tomko, Ramon Ortiz, Jack Taschner and Chris Capuano.
Hynes, 29, was 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA in 42 relief appearances with Albuquerque, including two saves, with 46 strikeouts and 10 walks in 53 innings. The Dodgers acquired Hynes from the Indians on Apr. 6 for minor league pitcher Duke Von Schamann.
The move removes Hynes from the 40-man roster, and the Dodgers have 10 days to decide what to do with him. Hynes has never been outrighted before so if he clears waivers the Dodgers can simply send him back to Triple-A, a move they have done with Mike Baxter, Jame Romak, Clint Robinson and Scott Elbert this season.