Fien was placed on the DL on Tuesday due to tendinitis in his elbow, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports. The Dodgers won't take any chances with Fien's arm, and he'll hit the DL retroactive to July 17, meaning he'll be eligible to come back as early as August 1. The Dodgers also placed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the DL on Tuesday, while bringing Joc Pederson back from the DL and recalling Luis Avilan.
Fien was called up Saturday, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports. Fien will assume the roster spot vacated by Julio Urias, who was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City after starting Friday's game. Fien, who was outrighted to Triple-A earlier in the month, holds a 5.87 ERA across 7.2 innings (six appearances) for Oklahoma City.
Fien was outirghted by the Dodgers on Thursday. Fien was sent down to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday, but he managed to clear waivers and is officially off the 40-man roster. He'll likely act as organizational pitching depth going forward, although his major league experience could factor in to decisions if the Dodgers get especially thin in the bullpen later this season.
Fien was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. Monday's transaction was expected when Fien was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on Saturday after spending the past five years with Minnesota. The 32-year-old currently sits with a 7.90 ERA over 13.2 major league innings this season and will be on the short list of candidates for bullpen depth later in the summer for the Dodgers.
Fien has been claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports Fien struggled in Minnesota before being placed on Waivers. He produced a 7.90 ERA in 13.2 innings of work. However, his strike out rate has increased this year following two consecutive years of regression. He will join the Dodgers' 40-man roster, but likely start work on their Oklahoma City Triple-A squad.