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Dodgers recall lefty Liberatore from Triple-A

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added a 13th arm to their bullpen on Tuesday, recalling left-hander Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Liberatore has split time between the Major and Minor Leagues this year, and he gives the Dodgers a fourth lefty in the bullpen, joining J.P. Howell, Luis Avilan and Ian Thomas. He last appeared for the Dodgers July 28, but was supplanted by the acquisition of Avilan.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers added a 13th arm to their bullpen on Tuesday, recalling left-hander Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Liberatore has split time between the Major and Minor Leagues this year, and he gives the Dodgers a fourth lefty in the bullpen, joining J.P. Howell, Luis Avilan and Ian Thomas. He last appeared for the Dodgers July 28, but was supplanted by the acquisition of Avilan.

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"Just another arm to protect us, not that we don't have enough," said Mattingly. "Jim Johnson will be gone a day or two, and we just want to replace that arm."

Johnson will leave the team for the birth of his child. Liberatore, meanwhile, did not allow a run in his last five appearances with Oklahoma City, most recently pitching in a postseason game against Round Rock on Sept. 11. He went 0-1 with three saves and a 3.74 ERA in 19 Triple-A games.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.

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