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No. 9 prospect Santana joining Dodgers

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LOS ANGELES -- Pitching prospect Dennis Santana is being called up to the Dodgers' big league staff, according to a post on his Twitter account.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the club would add one or two pitchers after Kenta Maeda left Tuesday night's start in the second inning because of a strained right hip. Maeda is likely to go on the disabled list, Roberts said.

LOS ANGELES -- Pitching prospect Dennis Santana is being called up to the Dodgers' big league staff, according to a post on his Twitter account.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the club would add one or two pitchers after Kenta Maeda left Tuesday night's start in the second inning because of a strained right hip. Maeda is likely to go on the disabled list, Roberts said.

Maeda's short start, combined with a four-inning spot start by Brock Stewart on Monday, necessitated the Dodgers bullpen to pick up 12 1/3 innings in two days.

Santana, ranked No. 9 among Dodgers prospects by MLB Pipeline, was recently promoted from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 22-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic was 0-2 with a 2.56 ERA in eight games for Tulsa and 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in two starts for Oklahoma City. He was signed in 2013 for $170,00 as a shortstop before converting to pitching in 2015.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.

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