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Dodgers activate Beckett, option Rodriguez

Dodgers activate Beckett, option Rodriguez

PITTSBURGH -- Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for the activation of Tuesday night's starting pitcher Josh Beckett.

Rodriguez was recalled Thursday for what was his third big league stint this year.

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Beckett has been out since July 8 with a left hip impingement that resulted in a torn labrum and two cysts. He responded well to a cortisone shot.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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