The latest, the team announced, will be
Wieland will bump back right-hander
"With Carlos, we feel like it can't hurt to give him an extra day," Mattingly said.
Major league teams have used, on average, 6.1 starting pitchers this year. The Dodgers are at the extreme end of the spectrum, though that is not exactly new. Last season, they used 12 different starters.
The team has had to scramble after injuries to Hyun-Jin Ryu, who isn't eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list until May 26, and Brandon McCarthy, who underwent season-ending surgery last week.
Wieland's 11 1/3 innings (including two starts) last season were forgettable. He allowed nine runs, 16 hits and five walks. This year, he said, his arm feels stronger.
He is 3-0 in triple A with a 3.60 earned-run average and 22 strikeouts in 20 innings. The Dodgers gave him the nod over options that included Mike Bolsinger, who is 2-0 with an 0.64 ERA for Oklahoma City and made a start for the Dodgers on April 23, holding the Padres to one run in 5 2/3 innings and getting no decision.
"Without going into it, it's just a good choice for this time," Mattingly said.