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Dodgers reinstate Louis Coleman, option Luis Avilan to Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers on Monday reinstated relief pitcher Louis Coleman from the bereavement list before the opener of a four-game series against the Marlins at Dodger Stadium.

To make room on the roster, pitchers Luis Avilan was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The Dodgers are back to carrying two left-handed pitchers in the bullpen, which still carries eight pitchers, including Zach Lee for the time being.

Coleman missed four games on the bereavement list after his grandfather passed away.

Coleman has allowed five runs (four earned) on four hits in five innings in five appearances this season, with four walks and three strikeouts.

Avilan allowed three runs and three hits in three games since getting recalled on Thursday, with two walks and no strikeouts. He retired two of his seven batters faced, and left-handed batters were 3-for-5 against him.

Carl Crawford also rejoined the team on Monday, but was not activated from the disabled list, with a left-handed pitcher on the mound for Miami. It also gives the club a chance to keep Lee an extra day in case Ross Stripling has a short start, especially with a taxed relief squad.

"We had a lot of bullpen usage in Colorado," manager Dave Roberts explained. "Carl wasn't going to be in the lineup today, but he feels good. We expect him back in there tomorrow."