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Yu Darvish DL bound with back tightness

LHP Edward Paredes recalled from Triple-A

Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers starter Yu Darvish was placed on the disabled list, still dealing with back tightness that caused him to leave his start on Wednesday after six innings, manager Dave Roberts told reporters before Saturday’s game against the Tigers.

Darvish allowed three runs in six innings on Wednesday against the White Sox, then went out to warm up to pitch the seventh. But before the inning began, Roberts and trainer Nate Lucero went to the mound, and Darvish was removed.

After the game, Roberts said the move was precautionary. With a huge lead over every other team in baseball, the Dodgers have ample room to exercise caution.

Darvish is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts since joining the Dodgers, with 22 strikeouts and four walks in 18 innings.

The DL move is retroactive to Thursday, meaning Sunday, Aug. 27 is the earliest date Darvish could return.

Edward Paredes made his major league debut on July 24. The 30-year-old left-hander pitched 2⅓ scoreless innings in his two appearances with the big club.

Brock Stewart is currently slotted to start Monday for Triple-A Oklahoma City, and is the obvious candidate to start in place of Darvish either Monday or Tuesdayagainst the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

Dayton down

Left-hander Grant Dayton, on the DL for the second time this season with a neck strain, was set to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday night, but walked off the mound while warming up.

This injury is new.