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Carlos Frias leaves start early, 2 days after he was optioned to Triple-A

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Dodgers pitcher Carlos Frias left his start for Triple-A Oklhoma City after just one inning on Wednesday night, and he wasn't getting major league pay while doing so, either.

The Dodgers said on Wednesday night that they activated Frias from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, per Ken Gurnick of and various beat reporters in Philadelphia. The move wasn't noted at any point in the last three days in any of the game notes for the Dodgers nor Oklahoma City.

In fact, the OKC game notes for Wednesday's game list Frias as joining the team on a rehab assignment, though that apparently was in error.

Frias left his start after he "felt something," per J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News, and was removed from the game as a precaution. It was related to Frias' back, per Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register.

The right-hander made 10 pitches in the first inning on Wednesday against Colorado Springs, retiring all three batters he faced, on a bunt ground out, a line out and a fly out.

Frias was placed on the disabled list on July 5 with right low back tightness, and made a pair of rehab starts with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga before moving on to Oklahoma City.

Frias is 5-5 with a 4.39 ERA this season in 14 games with the Dodgers, including 12 starts, with 40 strikeouts and 24 walks in 69⅔ innings.