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LA adds Paredes, Ravin, options Thompson

Ryu activated, but Kershaw and McCarthy land on DL
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LOS ANGELES --- The Dodgers on Monday recalled right-handed reliever Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City, selected the contract of OKC lefty Edward Paredes, activated lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list, optioned Trayce Thompson to OKC and placed pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Brandon McCarthy on the DL.

Ravin, 29, joins the Dodgers for the third time. He struck out two in two innings vs. the Reds on June 17 in his lone appearance this season. He is 3-0 with two saves and a 4.66 ERA in the Minors this year. Paredes has never appeared in the Major Leagues. The 30-year-old went a combined 1-2 with one save and a 2.23 ERA in 30 games between OKC and Double-A Tulsa.

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LOS ANGELES --- The Dodgers on Monday recalled right-handed reliever Josh Ravin from Triple-A Oklahoma City, selected the contract of OKC lefty Edward Paredes, activated lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu from the 10-day disabled list, optioned Trayce Thompson to OKC and placed pitchers Clayton Kershaw and Brandon McCarthy on the DL.

Ravin, 29, joins the Dodgers for the third time. He struck out two in two innings vs. the Reds on June 17 in his lone appearance this season. He is 3-0 with two saves and a 4.66 ERA in the Minors this year. Paredes has never appeared in the Major Leagues. The 30-year-old went a combined 1-2 with one save and a 2.23 ERA in 30 games between OKC and Double-A Tulsa.

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Ryu got Monday's start against the Twins, after missing 17 games because of a left foot contusion.

Kershaw is sidelined with a lower back strain, while McCarthy continues to deal with finger blisters on his throwing hand.

Manager Dave Roberts did not have a timetable for Kershaw's return but said the team and the medical staff will meet with the ace to discuss scenarios. The southpaw missed 10 weeks last season dealing with a herniated disk, but Roberts feels confident Kershaw will be back this season.

The Dodgers also did not have a timetable for McCarthy's return. McCarthy had a recurrence of the blister injury during a start against the Cardinals on June 1, when he exited after four innings. The injury popped up again against the Braves on Thursday.

"We've managed it," Roberts said about McCarthy's blister. "We've drained it after each of the last three, four, five starts to try to nip it. I think that it was a decision we made and feel good about. So when he's ready to come back when the blister's right, he'll be back inserted."

Joshua Thornton is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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