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Dodgers option Adam Liberatore, recall Chris Heisey from Triple-A

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers as expected activated outfielder Chris Heisey from Triple-A Oklahoma City before Wednesday's game against the Giants, and optioned relief pitcher Adam Liberatore back to Triple-A.

Heisey is expected to start Wednesday night against Giants' left-hander Madison Bumgarner, though starting lineups haven't yet been announced. Joc Pederson has started all 13 games so far and has played all but one inning in center field.

In Triple-A, Heisey was hitting .257/.350/.629 with nine runs scored, seven RBI and a team-leading four home runs. The 30-year-old started nine of his 10 games in center field. He joined the Dodgers in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Life isn't always fair in baseball roster moves, and Liberatore was no exception. He made his major league debut on Friday and pitched in three games in his short stint with the Dodgers. Liberatore retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced, allowing only a single to Angel Pagan on Tuesday night. The left-hander, who turns 28 on May 12, struck out four in 4⅓ scoreless innings.

He was recalled from Triple-A on Friday, giving the Dodgers an extra left-handed relief pitcher at their disposal for the last four games.

Liberatore allowed one run on three hits in two innings in his two games this year with Triple-A Oklahoma City, with two strikeouts and no walks.