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.