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Mike Bolsinger to get spot start for Dodgers Friday in San Diego

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LOS ANGELES -- Mike Bolsinger will make a start for the Dodgers on their upcoming 10-game road trip, slotting in Friday against the Padres in San Diego.

Mat Latos will start on Thursday in the opener of a four-game series against the Padres at Petco Park in San Diego, against Colin Rea. But the probable starters for the Dodgers after Friday haven't yet been announced.

On Wednesday, Bolsinger's name wasn't listed among the available relievers for the series finale against the Giants, suggesting a start for him was imminent.

"He's been hitting with the starters. We want to slip him into the rotation, but we just haven't decided which day," manager Don Mattingly said. "We anticipate he'll be in this rotation, at least for a turn, at some point."

The idea behind slotting Bolsinger in is to give the rest of the rotation an extra day of rest. The Dodgers only have two scheduled off days in the final 33 days of the season.

Bolsinger said before the game that he hasn't been told when he would pitch next, but figures to know by Thursday.

"Whenever they want me to pitch, I'll be ready," he said.

Bolsinger is 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 16 starts this season, with 78 strikeouts and 31 walks in 89 innings. In his last start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Bolsinger struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings.