Elbert, who was out with left elbow inflammation, pitched three times in four games, striking out all six batters he faced in a Minor League rehab assignment for Double-A Chattanooga. Because he pitched Thursday and Friday, he was not available Saturday.
Barring a trade or somebody coming up injured, the Dodgers will have a difficult roster decision to make when Elbert returns.
If they stick with seven relievers, rookie Shawn Tolleson could be optioned back to Triple-A, although he has allowed only two hits in the last 28 at-bats over 10 scoreless outings.
Jamey Wright is the closest thing to a long reliever that the Dodgers have, even though his 4.08 ERA is nearly a full run higher than last year. Brandon League has been erratic since his Deadline acquisition.
The club also could go with an eight-man bullpen and option utility man Elian Herrera back to Triple-A.