LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers activated left-handed pitcher Darien Núñez from the injured list and optioned infielder/outfielder Zach McKinstry.
Núñez, 28, returns after missing seven games and is 0-1 with a 6.14 ERA (5 ER/7.1 IP) in five games (one start) for the Dodgers this season. He has split the season between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City, going a combined 5-0 with a 2.55 ERA (10 ER/35.1 IP) and 55 strikeouts. In 64 minor league contests, he is 8-2 with a 2.34 ERA (27 ER/104.0 IP) and 167 strikeouts. He was originally signed by the Dodgers as a minor league free agent on April 16, 2018.
McKinstry, 26, came in as a defensive replacement last night and has appeared in 59 games for the Dodgers this season. On the season, he is batting .217 with seven homers and 29 RBI. He has appeared in 10 games for Triple-Oklahoma City, batting .212 with one homer and three RBI. In six minor league seasons in the Dodgers organization, he has hit a combined .268 (338-for-1259) with 31 homers and 152 RBI across five different levels. He was originally drafted by the Dodgers in the 33rd round of Central Michigan University in the 2016 First Year Player Draft.