LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Tuesday activated infielder Logan Forsythe from the disabled list, and optioned relief pitcher Josh Ravin to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Forsythe missed five weeks dealing with a broken right toe and right hamstring tightness. He last played for the Dodgers on Apr. 18.
“It was a combo. The toe thing was there, and we weren’t too confident with it,” Forsythe explained. “We thought it was good enough to play, but with the hamstring and that together, why don’t we just let both calm down.”
Though 11 of his 14 starts this season have been at second base, Forsythe will play third base in the short term for the Dodgers, who have Justin Turner on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain of his own.
That means continued playing time for Chris Taylor, who has hit .333/.446/.583 in 29 games since getting called up when Forsythe was place on the DL. Taylor will share time at second base with Chase Utley, who overcame a horrific start to his season to hit .291/.394/.418 in his last 22 games.
Forsythe this season is hitting .295/.407/.341 with two doubles in 14 games. He played a total of six rehab games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, including two games on May 2-3 before shutting things down with more hamstring tightness. In four games last week with the Quakes — one start at designated hitter, one at second base, and the last two at third base — Forsythe was 2-for-9 with four walks and two hit by pitches.
For Ravin, his first time on the active roster this season was limited to just one day.
Ravin was recalled on Sunday to give the Dodgers an extra arm, potentially a long man had Brandon McCarthy not been able to last long in his start. But McCarthy pitched six innings, and Ravin didn’t pitch in the Dodgers’ 6-3 win over the Marlins.
Ravin tweeted his side of the news on Monday.
After starting the season on the disabled list with a groin strain, Ravin was optioned to Triple-A, and in four games with Oklahoma City this season the right-hander has a 1.80 ERA with 11 strikeouts and two walks in five innings.