Avilan was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. The Dodgers made a change in the bullpen Thursday by sending Avilan down to Triple-A and recalling right-hander Carlos Frias. Avilan has been uneven through six major league appearances this season, recording a 9.00 ERA and 2.00 WHIP as a lefty specialist out of the pen. He could rejoin the Dodgers down the line should they need another southpaw reliever.
Avilan was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. Avilan has had a rough go of it at both levels this season, but he will get another opportunity with the big club with the bullpen taxed following Julio Urias' short outing Monday. It could be a short stay for Avilan, however, as the team will need to clear a spot for Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) ahead of Thursday's game.
Avilan was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. Avilan pitched well in his lone appearance since being called up Monday, but it seems the Dodgers are clearing a path for when they call up top prospect Julio Urias from Triple-A. Avilan will likely continue to shuttle between Triple-A and the majors throughout the season, so he could be back in the major league bullpen fairly soon if Los Angeles needs more pitching help at the big league level.
Avilan was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday. Avilan was recalled Monday due to a need for relieving pitchers due to the 16-inning game the Dodgers played against the Padres on Sunday. He will be most likely used as a long reliever used to provide organizational depth. He has only pitched a total of 0.2 innings, for three runs, two walks, and one strikeout, for an ERA of 40.50 and a WHIP of 7.50 in the 2016 season. This is unrepresentative of his career as a reliever, in which he has an ERA of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.18 over 198.1 innings pitched, but he's a risky pick due to his ceiling as a reliever.
Avilan has been optioned to Triple-A. Louis Coleman will replace Avilan in the bullpen effective immediately. Avilan appeared in three consecutive games for the Dodgers during the weekend series in Colorado. During that time, he allowed three runs on three hits and walked a pair of batters while recording just two outs.