LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers as expected optioned Zach Lee back to Triple-A Oklahoma City after calling him up briefly as the 26th man on the roster for Saturday's pseudo doubleheader against the Nationals.
It was the first time on a major league active roster for Lee, though the right-hander did not pitch in the game.
Lee this season is 6-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 11 starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He missed a month with tingling in the fingers of his right hand, but since returning to the mound has allowed three runs in 15 innings across three levels, including rehab starts in both the Arizona Rookie League and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Oklahoma City listed TBA for its Monday starter, as well as for the second game of its doubleheader on Tuesday in Omaha, so Lee figures to slot in one of those spots once he returns to Triple-A.
Lee last pitched on July 11, throwing five innings for Oklahoma City.
The Nationals also optioned their 26th man, right-hander Taylor Jordan, back to Triple-A Syracuse after Saturday's game.
In Sunday's game, Andre Ethier bats cleanup for the first time since Aug. 28, 2013.