By Jon Weisman
Rookie reliever Adam Liberatore has been brought up to Los Angeles to give the Dodgers another lefty option out of the bullpen for the stretch run.
Liberatore had been with Triple-A Oklahoma City since shortly after the All-Star Break. This is the third time he has been recalled in 2015.
From April 17-May 30, Liberatore had allowed only three runs and 10 baserunners in 14 innings, with 14 strikeouts. Thereafter, he maintained his strikeout rate, but allowed 10 runs and 21 baserunners in 12 innings.
In Triple-A, the 28-year-old allowed 29 baserunners in 21 2/3 innings, striking out 18. He last pitched in a game September 11, when he threw his sixth consecutive scoreless inning.
In other bullpen news, with a baby due at any moment, right-hander Jim Johnson will be soon be away from the team on paternity leave, Don Mattingly said.