LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled left-handed pitcher Darien Núñez and placed right-handed pitcher Jimmy Nelson on the injured list with right elbow inflammation.
Núñez, 28, returns for his third stint with the club 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.
Nelson, 31, heads to the injured list for the third time this season. He has appeared in 28 games (one start) for the Dodgers and is 1-2 record with a 1.86 ERA (6 ER/29.0 IP) and 44 strikeouts. He made his lone start of the season for the Dodgers on May 16, going 1.2 innings of scoreless baseball against the Marlins. He is in his seventh Major League season and is a combined 34-48 with a 4.12 ERA in 147 games (118 starts).