Dodgers ready to bolster roster with callups

Dodgers ready to bolster roster with callups

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers will have their share of September callups Monday, but some moves can't wait.

Manager Don Mattingly confirmed that Hyun-Jin Ryu will come off the disabled list to start on Sunday and hinted strongly that third baseman Juan Uribe will be activated, too. Both will necessitate corresponding player moves.

Mattingly didn't rule out the possibility of a trade before Sunday's deadline, saying the front office has floated "a few different names, but not a lot."

Earlier this month, general manager Ned Colletti said he hoped to add a reliever and left-handed power bat, but has since said nearly every player put on waivers has been claimed and blocked from being dealt.

When rosters expand Monday, the Dodgers will call up a small group of Minor Leaguers. Outfielder Joc (30/30) Pederson will be one.

"You could assume that," Mattingly said. "One guy that deserves to get called up."

Other callups likely include catcher Tim Federowicz, reliever Yimi Garcia, infielders Erisbel Arruebarrena and Alex Guerrero.

"Guys always provide something," Mattingly said. "It might be in a blowout to give guys some innings off. It won't be a tryout camp, but there could be guys that are very important to what we do. We're not going to throw guys in just to give them at-bats."

Mattingly also said reliever Chris Perez, out since Aug. 4 with bone spurs in his right ankle, will be activated Monday. Left-hander Paco Rodriguez is the only other player currently on the disabled list with a chance of returning this season, but he's still not recovered from a strained Teres Major muscle.

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