LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers swapped out long men in their bullpen before Sunday’s series finale against the Reds in Cincinnati, recalling pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioning Josh Ravin to Triple-A.
Ravin pitched two scoreless innings to close out Saturday’s 10-2 win over the Reds, throwing 30 pitches in his first appearance of the year.
Stewart was slated to start on Saturday night for Oklahoma City but was scratched in favor of left-hander Justin Marks.
After missing nearly the first two months of the season with right shoulder inflammation, Stewart has pitched three games for Oklahoma City, with a 3.24 ERA, 13 strikeouts and no walks in 8⅓ innings.
The Dodgers have juggled long relievers this week, sending Ross Stripling to the minors after Thursday’s game in Cleveland, in favor of Ravin.
Kenta Maeda is on a spot start Sunday, his first start since June 4, and he hasn’t lasted longer than four innings in any outing since May 25.
The Reds made a pair of roster moves before Sunday’s series finale, recalling old friend Lisalverto Bonilla from Triple-A Louisville and reinstating catcher Stuart Turner from the disabled list.
To make room, pitcher Jake Buchanan was optioned to Triple-A one day after throwing two innings and 37 pitches in relief, and Saturday starter Asher Wojciechowski was designated for assignment.
Also, shortstop Zack Cozart was a late scratch from the Reds lineup. Switch-hitter Arisemendy Alcantara gets the call at shortstop in the series finale instead. Cozart, hitting .320/.404/.562 with nine home runs this season, was leading the National League All-Star vote at shortstop in the latest balloting update last week, with a nearly 200,000-vote lead over Corey Seager.