LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Monday brought up a the player who has traversed between the majors and minors more than anyone in the organization in 2016.
That would be Luis Avilan, who is called up to the Dodgers for a seventh time this season.
Avilan was actually up with the Dodgers on Wednesday in Colorado, but only as a one-time deal as the 26th man allowed for use in the second game in the doubleheader against the Rockies. Avilan pitched a scoreless inning that night, then was sent back to Triple-A.
Because Avilan was optioned to the minors on Aug. 25, he had to wait 10 days before returning, unless replacing someone new going on the disabled list. That 10th day was Saturday (getting called up as the 26th man counts as one of the 10 days), making him eligible for a return as early as Sunday.
Avilan, who struck out two in a scoreless inning for Oklahoma City on Saturday night, has a 5.40 ERA in 17 major league games this season, with 18 strikeouts and four unintentional walks in 11⅔ innings.
The Dodgers have 32 players on the active roster — 15 position players and 17 pitchers.