LOS ANGELES — To make room on the 40-man for the activation of Clayton Kershaw from the 60-day disabled list, the Dodgers on Friday recalled pitcher Carlos Frias from Triple-A Oklahoma City and simultaneously placed him on the 60-day disabled list with a right oblique strain.
Frias is the 28th different Dodgers player to be placed on the major league disabled list, setting the major league record, one more than the 2012 Red Sox, a team that lost 93 games and finished in last place in the American League East.
Despite the M*A*S*H unit this year, the Dodgers (79-60) are currently in fist place in the National League West, and are on pace for 92 victories.
Frias last pitched on July 7, for the Dodgers, and was optioned to Oklahoma City one day later. The right-hander was placed on the minor league disabled list on July 14, and hasn’t pitched since.
This move allows Frias to earn a major league salary and accrue service time for the final 24 days of the regular season while on the DL. His major league salary in 2016 is $517,500, so his pro-rated portion for the remainder of the year is roughly $67,869.
Frias, who missed the first month of the season with an oblique strain, had a 3.95 ERA in 10 games between Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa, including six starts, with 32 strikeouts and 11 walks in 43⅓ innings.
His lone major league appearance was that July 7 outing, when he pitched four scoreless innings in relief against the Padres, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out three.
The activation of Kershaw gives the Dodgers 35 players on their active roster, including 20 pitchers.