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Dodgers recall Josh Fields, option Mike Freeman to Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers made a roster move of their own before Saturday’s game against the Padres, recalling relief pitcher Josh Fields from Triple-A Oklahoma City and sending utility man Mike Freeman down to Triple-A.

Fields is one of eight Dodgers relievers to pitch in at least 20 games this season, though he was optioned to Oklahoma City on June 19 after a stretch of giving up home runs in four of five appearances.

On the season, Fields has a 3.00 ERA and 4.55 FIP in 27 games, with 32 strikeouts and eight walks in 27 innings. After getting sent down, Fields pitched three scoreless innings in three appearances, allowing just one hit with three strikeouts. He last pitched on Thursday, throwing 15 pitches in one inning.

Freeman was claimed off waivers from the Mariners on May 26. In four games with the Dodgers, he was 0-for-5 with two strikeouts. The lefty-batting Freeman appeared three times as a pinch hitter, and played the final four innings at third base in Friday’s game.

With this transaction, the Dodgers are back to 13 pitchers and 12 position players on the 25-man roster.