LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Monday activated Brandon McCarthy to start the series opener against the Giants, and to make room on the roster optioned outfielder Brett Eibner to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Eibner was called up just last Wednesday, one day after outfielder Andrew Toles tore his ACL. In Eibner’s second stint in the majors this season he was 2-for-5 with a home run and a walk in two games.
The home run on Saturday at Coors Field was Eibner’s first home run as a Dodger.
So far this season, Eibner is 3-for-10 (.300) with a home run and a walk in five games with the Dodgers, scoring twice and driving in two. Eibner has started three games in the majors this season, one game in each of the three outfield positions.
McCarthy is 3-0 with a 3.10 ERA in five starts this season, with 25 strikeouts and nine walks in 29 innings. He last pitched in a game on Apr. 29.
With this roster move, the Dodgers have 13 pitchers and 12 position players on the active roster.