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Dodgers claim Casey Fien off waivers from Twins

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers made an effort to add to their bullpen on Saturday, claiming right-handed pitcher Casey Fien off waivers from the Twins.

Fien has a 7.90 ERA and five home runs allowed in 14 games this season, so how much he will help remains to be seen. Fien has been fairly consistent the last three years, putting up a 3.82 ERA and 3.35 FIP in 188⅔ innings, with 165 strikeouts and 30 walks from 2013-2015.

It is unknown exactly what the Dodgers plan with Fien, but that decision won't come until Monday, per the Dodgers. He returned to Minnesota to pack, manager Dave Roberts said after the game, as seen on SportsNet LA.

Fien has an option remaining, having used options in 2009 and 2010.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Fien, the club transferred Hyun-jin Ryu to the 60-day disabled list, which doesn't affect Ryu's timetable at all. Ryu began the year on the 15-day DL, still recovering from shoulder surgery, the move retroactive to March 25. The earliest Ryu could be activated would be May 24, but given that Ryu hasn't yet made even a single rehab start — though that could come in the next week or so — he was not going to be ready before that date anyway.

Fien entered the season with three years, 143 days of major league service, and is making $2.275 million this season. With 149 days remaining in the regular season, the Dodgers are on the hook for approximately $1,852,322.