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Dodgers recall Matt West, option Josh Ravin to Triple-A with Joel Peralta waiting in the wings

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers swapped pitchers in the bullpen before Saturday's game with the Giants, adding fresh arm Matt West from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioning Josh Ravin back to OKC.

West, acquired from the Blue Jays for cash considerations on May 4, has allowed 12 runs in 12⅓ innings in six appearances with Triple-A Oklahoma City, but on the season between Double-A New Hampshire, Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A OKC has a 3.09 ERA in 18 games, with 35 strikeouts and 11 walks in 35 innings.

He was called up once earlier this season, on May 31, but lasted on the major league roster just one day and did not pitch.

West last pitched on Tuesday for Oklahoma City, pitching two innings and throwing 34 pitches. All six of his appearances in Triple-A, and his last eight total appearances counting Tulsa, have been at least two innings, so the Dodgers have a long man in West if they need one.

Ravin has pitched three of the last four nights, including 26 pitches on Friday, so this move is more about adding a fresh arm to the bullpen than anything.

Ravin in his first major league stint was 2-1 with a 6.43 ERA in seven games, with nine strikeouts and one walk in seven innings. He allowed a pair of home runs, both this week, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

West's stay could be temporary again, as Joel Peralta has completed his minor league rehab assignment and as of earlier Saturday was on his way back to Los Angeles from Oklahoma City, where he pitched an inning on Friday.

Manager Don Mattingly said Peralta could be activated for the club's road trip, beginning Monday in Chicago, and a Sunday activation likely isn't out of the question.

Peralta pitched in five rehab games combined with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City. He last pitched for the Dodgers on April 23.