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Rollin’ Ryans: Dodgers DFA Dennick, acquire Corcino

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By Jon Weisman

It isn’t really like this, but you might imagine the Dodger front office setting up a game of musical chairs where, instead of taking a chair away each time a player sits down, they simply keep the chairs where they are, remove the excess player and replace him with another — each one in theory slightly more valuable than the last.

The latest exchange happened today with the Dodgers designating for assignment pitcher Ryan Dennick, whom they claimed only 48 hours ago, to make room on the 40-man roster for another erstwhile member of the Reds organization, Daniel Corcino.

Corcino, 24, had a 4.13 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 113 strikeouts against 209 baserunners in 143 2/3 innings for the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos in 2014. That included 74 walks and 16 batters hit by pitches. Corcino also had a 4.34 ERA in 18 2/3 innings for the Reds in his first big-league action late in the season, striking out 15, walking 10 and pitch-hitting one.

Dennick joins a recent group of temporary Dodgers named Ryan who never played for the organization that also includes Ryan Jackson, Ryan Webb and Ryan Lavarnaway.

Carlos Frias recalled, David Huff designated for assignment

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By Jon Weisman

The Dodgers made a triangle of roster moves today, designating Tuesday starter David Huff for assignment, recalling Carlos Frias from Triple-A Oklahoma City and claiming lefty reliever Ryan Dennick from the Reds for Double-A Tulsa.

Huff had no options, so he couldn’t be sent back to the minor leagues. If he clears waivers, he could potentially rejoin the organization.

Knowing that Juan Nicasio would be needed for extended work behind Huff on Tuesday, the Dodgers planned the addition of Frias, who pitched 5 1/3 innings for Oklahoma City on April 8, as a long reliever. Frias could start for the Dodgers on April 25, the next time they’re scheduled to need a fifth starter, but the team hasn’t committed to that.

Dennick, who turned 28 in January, had a 2.36 ERA for Triple-A Louisville last season with 39 strikeouts against 61 baserunners in 49 2/3 innings. He also surrendered six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings while making his MLB debut for the Reds in September.

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