To take Manny Ramirez’s spot on the active roster, the Dodgers have activated reliever Ramon Troncoso from Triple A Albuquerque. Troncoso, who has been optioned to Triple A twice this season, is 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA in 41 games.
With reserve outfielders Reed Johnson and Jay Gibbons already on the roster, and with rosters expanding Wednesday, there was no need to add an outfielder to replace Ramirez on the roster, at least not now.
Troncoso has struggled this season, especially after pitching 14 games in a 20-day span in April. Since the beginning of May, he has a 5.54 ERA with five home runs allowed in 26 major league innings, and a 5.73 ERA with five home runs allowed in 22 minor league innings.