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Dodgers recall Josh Ravin, place Zack Greinke on paternity list

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Friday recalled Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and put Zack Greinke on the paternity leave list.

Greinke, in Los Angeles with wife Emily for the birth of their first child, will miss at least one game and can miss up to three games while on the paternity list, temporarily off the active roster.

With left-hander Ian Thomas starting Friday, the Dodgers have sort of a bullpen game on their hands as he hasn't pitched longer than 2⅓ innings since July 2.

Ravin gives the club extra relief, and someone who can pitch multiple innings if needed. In his previous major league stints this season, Ravin allowed five runs on 11 hits in seven innings, with nine strikeouts and a walk.

He last pitched on Tuesday, throwing one inning for Oklahoma City.

Ravin's stay could be a short one. Either Greinke is ready to return to New York in time to start on Saturday, or the Dodgers recall Zach Lee to start instead, needing to send someone back down to make room.