Dodgers recall left-hander Daniel Coulombe, option Chris Heisey

Dodgers option outfielder Chris Heisey back to triple-A Oklahoma City

On Thursday it was back to normal, at least in terms of numbers in the Dodgers’ bullpen.

As expected they added a reliever, this time calling up left-hander Daniel Coulombe for the fourth time this season and optioning outfielder Chris Heisey back to triple-A Oklahoma City.

Heisey became a five-year major leaguer during his last stint with the Dodgers and could refuse to go back down and become a free agent. That would require forfeiting the rest of his $2.6-million salary for this season. Heisey has told the Dodgers he would report to Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers went with only six relievers Wednesday night, placing Chris Hatcher (oblique) on the disabled list when they activated Scott Van Slyke.

Coulombe, 25, has pitched in only 3 1/3 innings in his previous stops with the Dodgers, allowing three runs. He did throw 24 pitches Wednesday for Oklahoma City, but Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Coulombe told him he would be available to pitch Thursday. Of course, if you’re Coulombe, what else would you say?

Coulombe has appeared in 16 games at triple A, posting a 4.82 earned-run average.

Heisey, 30, has struggled in his 17 games with the Dodgers this season, going four for 26 with eight walks. In 94 at-bats for Oklahoma City this season, he’s hit .234 with 10 home runs, 19 runs batted in and 15 walks.

In the off-season the Dodgers traded right-hander Matt Magill, 23, to the Cincinnati Reds for Heisey. Magill was released by the Reds last week after previously undergoing Tommy John surgery.

 

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