LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias is back on the major league roster, sort of. The right-hander is back on the major league disabled list with right lower back tightness, voiding his option from one week ago.
Frias was already on the disabled list since July 5, and made two minor league rehab starts with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga before moving to Triple-A Oklahoma City for a start last Wednesday. But the Dodgers said, two days after the fact, that Frias was reinstated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 3.
Frias left his Wednesday start after one inning, feeling something again in his back, and was placed on the minor league disabled list.
All of that is washed away now, and it's as if Frias has been on the major league DL the whole time. That means Frias continues to receive major league pay, and accrue major league service time while on the mend.
Frias is 5-5 with a 4.39 ERA in 14 appearances with the Dodgers this season, including 12 starts, with 40 strikeouts and 24 walks in 69⅔ innings. He last pitched for the Dodgers on June 30