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Dodgers recall Paco Rodriguez from triple A

Dodgers recall Paco Rodriguez from triple A
Paco Rodriguez pitches for the Dodgers on June 25, 2013. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

The

Dodgers

recalled left-hander Paco Rodriguez on Friday before the start of their three-game series against the

St. Louis Cardinals

at

Busch Stadium

.

This will be the 23-year-old Rodriguez’s third time in the major leagues this season. In 10 games with the Dodgers, he posted a 6.43 earned-run average.

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In 29 games with triple-A Albuquerque in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, Rodriguez had a 4.56 ERA.

In Rodriguez, Manager

Don Mattingly

will have a second late-inning, left-handed option to go with

J.P. Howell

.

One of the team’s most frequently used relievers last season, Rodriguez has spent the majority of this season in the minors in large part because of a surplus of arms in the bullpen.

When

Josh Beckett

landed on the disabled list last week,

Paul Maholm

was moved from the bullpen into the rotation. The Dodgers initially called up Pedro Baez, whom they optioned to triple A on Sunday.

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