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Dodgers activate Sergio Romo from DL, option Josh Fields to Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Monday activated Sergio Romo from the disabled list before their four-game series against the Mets, and optioned fellow reliever Josh Fields to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Fields has been one of the stalwarts in the Dodgers bullpen all season, posting a 3.00 ERA in 27 games, with 32 strikeouts and eight walks in 27 innings. But June has been a rough month for Fields, who has allowed home runs in four of his last five outings.

Starting lineups

Pos Mets Pos Dodgers
Pos Mets Pos Dodgers
CF Conforto (L) 2B Utley (L)
3B Rivera SS Seager (L)
LF Cespedes 3B Turner
RF Bruce (L) 1B Bellinger (L)
1B Flores LF Taylor
C d'Arnaud CF Pederson (L)
SS Reyes (S) C Grandal (S)
2B Cecchini RF Hernandez
P Wheeler P Kershaw (L)
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

In those last five outings, Fields allowed five total home runs and seven runs in 4⅔ innings, and allowed all five inherited runners to score.

Romo hasn’t exactly been effective in his own right this season, posting a 6.41 ERA and 5.47 FIP in 24 games, with 23 strikeouts and nine walks in 19⅔ innings.

The veteran right-hander missed nine games while on the disabled list with a left ankle sprain. He pitched two games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on a minor league rehab assignment, allowing one run in three innings, with two strikeouts and no walks.

Romo last pitched on Friday, throwing 23 pitches in two innings, his longest outing of of the season. Romo has one major league appearance longer than one inning this season, recording four outs on Apr. 10 against the Cubs.

This marks the third Dodgers bullpen transaction in four days. On Friday, Ross Stripling was optioned and Josh Ravin recalled, then on Sunday Ravin went to Triple-A in favor of Brock Stewart.