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Dodgers call up Luis Avilan as 26th man for doubleheader

Avilan has been called up to the majors 6 times in 2016

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Dodgers called up relief pitcher Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City as the 26th man for the second game of their doubleheader against the Rockies.

Both teams are allowed an extra player for the second game of the doubleheader, that was scheduled as the result of Tuesday night’s rainout.

Avilan was optioned on Aug. 25, but is still allowed to join the team as the 26th man even though he has not been down in the minors for the requisite 10 days.

This is the sixth time Avilan has been called up to the Dodgers in 2016. He struck out 16 of his 50 batters faced (32 percent) in the majors this year, with four unintentional walks in 10⅔ innings, with a 5.91 ERA.

The 27-year-old left-hander has a 4.36 ERA in 32 games with Oklahoma City this season, with four saves, 35 strikeouts and 16 walks in 33 innings. He last pitched on Monday, throwing 12 pitches in a scoreless inning.

Right-handed pitcher Christian Bergman is the 26th man for the Rockies.

Earlier on Wednesday, Colorado activated Mark Reynolds from the disabled list before the first game of the doubleheader, and placed infielder Daniel Descalso on the paternity list.

Game info

Time: 5:10 p.m. PT

TV: SportsNet LA