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Dodgers reinstate Frankie Montas from DL, option him to Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Frankie Montas was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on Sunday and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, the club announced.

For the right-hander, it doesn't change much in the short term, as he has been with Oklahoma City since May 30. It does change his pay rate though, as he was earning a major league salary and accruing major league service time while on the disabled list. The daily pro-rated share of his $510,000 salary is $2,787.

Montas had rib resection surgery in February, and opened the season on the 60-day DL.

He has been very effective on his rehab assignment, pitching six games between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City starting on May 22. He has allowed just two runs on eight hits in 12 innings, with 18 strikeouts against only two walks.

Montas pitched a few games in relief, but is now being stretched out as a starting pitcher. He lasted four innings in his last start, on Thursday, allowing a run while striking out six with no walks. His next scheduled start for Oklahoma City is Wednesday morning against Omaha.

The Dodgers' 40-man roster now stands at 39, which doesn't count the players currently on the 60-day DL.