The Dodgers have made their decision on who to call up from Triple-A Oklahoma City this week against the Brewers, as Joe Wieland is in Milwaukee and spoke with reporters before Tuesday night's game.
Wieland also said he would start Wednesday instead of Thursday, which would presumably move Carlos Frias to Thursday morning's series finale.
Joe Wieland is in Milwaukee with #Dodgers. There's your Thursday starter— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 5, 2015
Wieland said he starts Wednesday, not Thursday.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 5, 2015
Joe Wieland says he starts Wednesday. Carlos Frias starts Thursday, though he isn't sure the reason for the switch. No physical issue.— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) May 5, 2015
Mattingly confirmed Wieland starts Wednesday, Frias Thursday.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 5, 2015
Mike Bolsinger, who was scratched on Sunday by Oklahoma City, will instead start Tuesday night in Triple-A. Wieland's spot in the OKC rotation falls on Thursday.
Wieland will be the ninth Dodgers starting pitcher in 27 games so far this season, and the fifth to come up from Oklahoma City. The right-hander is 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts in Triple-A this season, with 22 strikeouts and only two walks in 20 innings.
He has pitched exactly five innings in all four starts this season, and last pitched on Friday. He will be on regular rest for Wednesday night's game.
The Dodgers will need to make a corresponding move to make room on the active roster for Wieland, which means one of the nine relief pitchers is likely headed back to Oklahoma City.
In Tuesday night's game, the third base and left field carousels stop on Justin Turner and Alex Guerrero, respectively, with Turner batting fifth and Guerrero eighth.