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Dodgers recall Matt Beaty, place Josh Sborz on IL

His bags weren’t packed long

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It’s been a hectic 24 hours for Matt Beaty, as he finds himself back on the big-league club. A day after being optioned to Triple-A, the 26-year-old is back with the Dodgers. In the corresponding move, the Dodgers placed relief pitcher Josh Sborz on the 10-day Injured List with lower back soreness.

Sborz, 25, was recalled from Oklahoma City yesterday, and made his major-league debut as well. He pitched one inning, allowing three runs on two hits. He pitched a scoreless eighth, but things fell apart quickly in the ninth, as he failed to record an out and had to be relieved by Kenley Jansen.

Beaty has appeared in 23 games with LA this season. He’s hitting .286 with a home run and nine runs driven in. He was optioned back to OKC yesterday to make room for Sborz, but was recalled today, 24 hours after his option.

With the Dodgers carrying only three hitters on the bench, it was expected that there would be a corresponding move involving Beaty sooner rather than later.

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  • Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock are expected to participate in rehab games during the All-Star Break
  • Only two Dodgers made it to the next stage of All-Star voting. Joc Pederson and Cody Bellinger cracked the top-nine for the outfield. They’ll move into the next phase of voting, where the top three will be elected starters