Dodgers Place Carlos Frias on the DL, Mull Over Limited Options

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I am sure you’ve heard the news by now. The Dodgers placed right handed starter Carlos Frias on the 15-day disabled list Sunday afternoon with back tightness. The club recalled left handed reliever Daniel Coulombe to Take his roster spot, for the moment. The problem is the Dodgers have to make a decision by tomorrow because Frias’s spot in the rotation comes up on Monday night.

So what options do the Dodgers have? They actually have very little. Manager Don Mattingly is talking about using a bullpen game again, but burning the bullpen may be the worst choice. It’s something that could affect future games this week. So what are the Dodger’s choices? Let’s review them all. None of them are great anyways.

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