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Goeddel reinstated; Dodgers option Venditte

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to retool their bullpen on Monday, reinstating right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel from the 10-day disabled list and optioning switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

On Sunday, manager Dave Roberts announced that starters Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda would also join the stable of relievers. The moves come in the wake of Kenley Jansen's trip to the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat.

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers continued to retool their bullpen on Monday, reinstating right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel from the 10-day disabled list and optioning switch-handed pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

On Sunday, manager Dave Roberts announced that starters Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda would also join the stable of relievers. The moves come in the wake of Kenley Jansen's trip to the disabled list because of an irregular heartbeat.

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Goeddel, who missed nine games with right lat inflammation, last pitched on Aug. 2 against the Brewers, when he allowed three runs on two hits over one inning of relief. In 30 games with Seattle and Los Angeles this season, the California native has a 3-0 record with a 3.06 ERA and has limited the opposition to a .202 average.

"We just think Erik had been throwing well prior [to being on the DL] and he feels good," manager Dave Roberts said. "Pat didn't get into a game [this time] but to option him out, we still have that ability to bring him back."

Venditte, 33, has appeared in five games with Los Angeles, allowing four runs over 4 1/3 innings, while striking out four against one walk.

Stripling started Thursday at Colorado so the Dodgers won't use him out of the bullpen until Tuesday after he has completed four days of rest. Maeda started Friday at Colorado and won't pitch in relief until Wednesday.

The Dodgers will learn more about when Jansen might return when he visits with doctors on Aug. 20. Roberts did say Monday Jansen will be back earlier than four weeks.

Doug Padilla is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles.

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