DENVER -- The Dodgers added a third left-handed relief pitcher to the roster in the last five days, purchasing the contract of Daniel Coulombe from Double-A Chattanooga on Tuesday before their middle game of a three-game series against the Rockies at Coors Field.
The Dodgers drafted Coulombe in the 25th round in 2012 out of Texas Tech. The 24-year-old was 3-0 with six saves a 2.89 ERA in 49 games combined between Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Chattanooga in 2014, with 92 strikeouts and 27 walks in 65⅓ innings.
Coulombe held left-handed batters to hitting .204/.278/.276 (20-for-98) across both levels this season.
To make room for Coulombe on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers recalled pitcher Stephen Fife and simultaneously placed him on the 60-day disabled list. Fife, who is out for the season after Tommy John surgery, gets 13 days worth of major league pay and service time for the effort.
The Dodgers added southpaws Scott Elbert on Friday and Paco Rodriguez on Saturday, searching for a second left-handed pitcher in the bullpen behind J.P. Howell
Coulombe will wear No. 64 with the Dodgers, who now have a whopping 37 players on the active roster.