Before Sunday's series finale with the Astros, the Dodgers activated relief pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo from the disabled list. Kuo was placed on the DL on May 11 with an anxiety disorder, as the left-hander experienced the yips for the second time of his career. To make room for Kuo on the active roster, the Dodgers optioned Ramon Troncoso to Triple A Albuquerque.
After a few weeks working at the Dodgers complex in Glendale, Arizona, Kuo pitched four minor league games on a rehab assignment. In 3 2/3 innings over four games, two each with Class A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple A Albuquerque, Kuo allowed one hit and one walk, and struck out seven of the 14 batters he faced.
Kuo on the season has allowed seven runs (six earned) in 4 2/3 innings, with six walks and eight strikeouts. He is the second reliever the Dodgers have activated from the disabled list in two days, as Kenley Jansen was activated on Saturday.
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