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.