Newcomer Kevin Correia could start for Dodgers on Monday

Newcomer Kevin Correia could start for Dodgers on Monday
Minnesota Twins pitcher Kevin Correia, who was acquired by the Dodgers on Saturday, could make his debut for the Dodgers on Monday. (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

Newly acquired Kevin Correia could make a spot start for the Dodgers on Monday when they open a four-game series against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

If Correia starts, it would be to provide the other starting pitchers with extra rest, Manager Don Mattingly said. The Dodgers are in the middle of a 20-game stretch during which they are playing every day.

After making that start, Correia is expected to pitch out of the bullpen as a long reliever.

Correia was acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. In 23 starts with the Twins, he was 5-13 with a 4.94 earned-run average.

Correia, who turns 34 this month, was officially added to the Dodgers' 40-man roster. The Dodgers cleared a roster spot for him by designating triple-A left-hander Colt Hynes for assignment.

Hynes posted a 4.08 earned-run average in 42 games with triple-A Albuquerque.