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Dodgers designate Sergio Romo for assignment, activate Grant Dayton from DL

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Thursday before their four-game series against the Braves designated relief pitcher Sergio Romo for assignment and reinstated Grant Dayton from the disabled list.

Starting lineups

Pos Braves Pos Dodgers
Pos Braves Pos Dodgers
CF Inciarte (L) 2B Utley (L)
2B Phillips SS Seager (L)
3B Freeman (L) 3B Turner
LF Kemp 1B Bellinger (L)
1B Adams (L) LF Taylor
RF Markakis (L) C Grandal (S)
C Suzuki CF Pederson (L)
SS Camargo (S) RF Puig
P Foltynewicz P McCarthy
Time: 7:10 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA

Romo struggled mightily this season, posting a 6.12 ERA and 5.73 FIP in 30 games, with 31 strikeouts and 12 walks in 25 innings. Opposing batters hit .240/.324/.521 against the right-hander.

Limited mostly to low-leverage duty in recent weeks, Romo pitched in just one of the Dodgers’ 13 games in July, facing one batter on July 8. He struck out the batter, Jorge Soler.

Romo signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Dodgers as a free agent during the offseason after nine years with the Giants.

Dayton was placed on the disabled list on July 6 with a stiff neck. He pitched a pair of scoreless innings while on a minor league rehab assignment, pitching for the Arizona League Dodgers last Saturday, then Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday.

In 27 games with the Dodgers this season, Dayton has a 3.63 ERA and 4.70 FIP, with 20 strikeouts and 12 walks in 22⅓ innings.