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Dodgers place Louis Coleman on bereavement list, recall Luis Avilan from Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers shuffled their bullpen for the weekend, placing relief pitcher Louis Coleman on the bereavement list and recalling Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City before their .

Coleman's grandfather died, according to Dodger Talk co-host David Vassegh, and per MLB rules the minimum stay in the bereavement list is three days with a maximum of seven days. The earliest Coleman could be reactivated is Sunday.

Avilan had a rough spring that saw him open the season in Triple-A, but he seemed to find his way with OKC, striking out nine of 24 batters faced (37.5 percent) while putting up six scoreless innings inn five relief appearances. The southpaw has held left-handed batters to 1-for-9 (.111) with two walks this season.

He last pitched on Monday.

With Avilan the Dodgers have three left-handed relievers at their disposal, with the other two seeing heavy usage of late. J.P. Howell recorded five outs on Wednesday, his longest outing since June 2015, and Adam Liberatore has pitched in the last two games, though only throwing a total of 13 pitches.

The Dodgers continue to carry eight relievers, though the status of Pedro Baez is unknown one day after taking an errant throw to the back of the head in the bullpen.

UPDATE - Postgame Thursday: