Dodgers activate Pederson, send Ryu back to DL
By Jon Weisman
Joc Pederson has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, but the Dodgers are placing pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Casey Fien on the 15-day disabled list, each with elbow tendonitis.
Luis Avilan is returning from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Fien’s roster spot.
Ryu was scheduled to start for the Dodgers at Washington on Wednesday. He allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings July 7, in his first start since 2014.
The Dodgers haven’t announced a replacement starter for Wednesday. Bud Norris is scheduled to start on regular rest for Thursday’s day game. Clayton Kershaw doesn’t have an announced return date yet.
As a Dodger, Fien had a 1.96 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 18 1/3 innings through July 2. Since then, he has allowed six runs (including four home runs) in 3 2/3 innings.
Pederson showed he was ready to return during three rehab games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, in which he happened to go 5 for 8 with four walks and one strikeout.
In the Majors this season, Pederson has a .328 on-base percentage and .476 slugging percentage with 16 doubles, 13 homers and 31 walks against 66 strikeouts. He is fourth among National League center fielders in weighted runs created.