LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers recalled relief pitcher Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday, and optioned outfielder Brett Eibner back to Triple-A.
Liberatore gives the Dodgers bullpen a second left-hander, something that has been missing with Grant Dayton on the disabled list with a left intercostal strain. Dayton is eligible to return from the DL as early as Friday.
In the meantime, the Dodgers open a four-game series in San Francisco on Monday, facing a Giants team with left-handers Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, and (if healthy) Denard Span as regulars.
With Oklahoma City, Liberatore had a 1.59 ERA in six games, with four strikeouts and no walks in 5 innings. He has thrown just four pitches in the last five days, facing one batter on Wednesday against Nashville.
Eibner was 1-for-5 in three games with the Dodgers since his call up on Wednesday, including two starts — one in center field and one in left field.
This move gives the Dodgers 13 pitchers and 12 position players on the active roster.
Liberatore will be the 15th pitcher used by the Dodgers this season.