LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Monday activated newly-acquired pitcher Kevin Correia, and to make room on the active roster the team optioned Pedro Baez to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Correia will start the series opener against the Braves on Monday.
Correia will wear number 35.
Correia, acquired from the Twins on Saturday night for a player to be named later or cash, is expected to be a swing man for the Dodgers, available to start or pitch in relief as needed. He returns to the National League West, a division in which he pitched from 2003-08 with the Giants and 2009-10 with the Padres.
"It’s not going to be a completely foreign situation for me," Correia told reporters on Saturday night, per Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think that will help."
Baez, 26, has a 4.50 ERA in four relief appearances in his three stints with the Dodgers this season, with three strikeouts and a walk. He was recalled on Tuesday when the Dodgers placed Paco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list.