LOS ANGELES -- After playing Tuesday with a shortened, three-man bench, the Dodgers are back at relative full strength on Wednesday with catcher Kyle Farmer recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Brock Stewart was optioned back to Oklahoma City after his spot start Tuesday, which lasted just six outs and 65 pitches, allowing five runs.
This is the second big league stint this season for Farmer, who appeared in 10 of 13 games in his first time through, going 4-for-10 at the plate, including a walk-off, two-run double in his first major league plate appearance. Nine of his appearances came as a pinch hitter, and he actually never saw time behind the plate in that first go around, though he did play two defensive innings at third base.
In addition to the Joe Torre combo of catcher and third base, Farmer has also played second base in the minors this season, playing six games at the position, including three starts.
Farmer was optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 13.
With Alex Wood and Yu Darvish on the DL, the Dodgers even with their full bench have 10 relievers on the active roster for Wednesday’s game. The right-handers: Kenley Jansen, Brandon Morrow, Pedro Baez, Josh Fields, Josh Ravin, and Ross Stripling.
The left-handers are Luis Avilan, Tony Watson, Tony Cingrani, and Edward Paredes.