Dodgers roster: Nick Ramirez recalled, Eduardo Salazar optioned

The Dodgers added a new arm to the bullpen for a second straight day, calling up left-hander Nick Ramirez from Triple-A Oklahoma City ahead of Thursday night’s series opener against the Reds at the Dodgers Stadium. Eduardo Salazar was picked after pitching two innings Wednesday night in San Francisco on his only day with the team this time around.

Salazar was one of two pitchers were called up to finish the series against the Giants, giving the rest of the rotation an extra day of rest in the middle of 13 straight game days. Elieser Hernández started and pitched the first six innings, allowing three runs in his first game in the majors since 2022. Manager Dave Roberts said after Wednesday’s game that Hernández would stick around and could throw massive innings again at some point, shortly after a little rest.

“He’s a guy who’s going to be there for a minute,” Roberts said of Hernández, by SportsNet LA. “He’ll obviously be out for a while, for a few days, and then we’ll get him back to some extent.”

Perhaps on a related note, the Dodgers designate TBA as the starting pitcher on Sunday, with the possibility of giving Yoshinobu Yamamoto an additional sixth day of rest being considered.

Ramirez last pitched for Oklahoma City on Tuesday, striking out three in 1⅔ scoreless innings, throwing 27 pitches. In six games in Triple-A Oklahoma City this season, Ramirez has a 1.35 ERA in 6⅔ innings, with 11 strikeouts against just one walk.

This is the third stint with the Dodgers this season for Ramirez, who was acquired from the Yankees for cash on April 2. In five games with Los Angeles this season, Ramirez has allowed one run in seven innings, with three walks and two strikeouts.

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