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Dodgers move Yimi Garcia to 60-day DL to make room on active roster for Julio Urias

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers made room for Julio Urias on the 40-man roster on Friday by transferring relief pitcher Yimi Garcia to the 60-day disabled list.

The club made room on the active roster for Urias on Thursday when they optioned pitcher Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Garcia has been sidelined for five weeks already with right biceps soreness, and as of a week and a half ago hadn't made much progress in his rehab, still unable to throw a baseball. He last pitched on April 22, so the absolute earliest Garcia could return if healthy is June 22.

Garcia, 25, has a 3.24 ERA in nine games this season, with four strikeouts and one walk in 8⅓ innings. In parts of three major league seasons, the right-hander has a 3.12 ERA in 76 games, with 81 strikeouts and 12 walks in 75 innings.

The Dodgers currently have six players on the 60-day disabled list, or seven if you want to count Josh Ravin, who is also on the restricted list for his positive PED test and subsequent 80-game suspension.