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Dodgers adjust roster as Fields set to return

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LOS ANGELES -- With the anticipated Friday return of reliever Josh Fields from the paternity list, the Dodgers made a series of roster moves on Thursday.

Right-handed pitcher Zach Neal, who was added to the roster to replace Fields and made one relief appearance in Arizona, was designated for assignment.

LOS ANGELES -- With the anticipated Friday return of reliever Josh Fields from the paternity list, the Dodgers made a series of roster moves on Thursday.

Right-handed pitcher Zach Neal, who was added to the roster to replace Fields and made one relief appearance in Arizona, was designated for assignment.

That cleared a 40-man roster spot, which the Dodgers filled by claiming right-handed pitcher Alec Asher from the Baltimore Orioles. Asher, who has pitched in 18 Major League games, was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The Dodgers also lost right-handed pitcher Jesus Liranzo on a waiver claim to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liranzo, acquired by the Dodgers from the Orioles on Monday in a trade for Minor League pitcher Luis Ysla, was designated for assignment by Los Angeles on Tuesday to make room on the roster for Neal.

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

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