LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Saturday placed pitcher Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list, diagnosed earlier in the day with a torn ACL in his right knee. One left-hander will replace another, with Paco Rodriguez getting recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before the middle game of their series against the Cubs at Dodger Stadium.
Rodriguez has a 5.40 ERA in 12 appearances in three previous stints with the Dodgers this season, with nine strikeouts, three walks and no home runs allowed in 8⅓ innings.
The 23-year-old left-hander, drafted by the Dodgers in the second round in 2012 out of Florida, was 2-3 with a save and a 4.40 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, with 35 strikeouts and 17 walks in 28⅔ innings. Rodriguez pitched a scoreless inning for the Isotopes on Friday night, but that was only his second appearance in the last seven days.
Outside of Albuquerque, one of the most offense-friendly environments in the PCL, Rodriguez had a 3.78 ERA on the road with the Isotopes with 18 strikeouts and seven walks in 16⅔ innings.