The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday completed their three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 9-4 win at Busch Stadium. After the game, the Dodgers made a roster move, activating relief pitcher Kenley Jansen from the disabled list. To create room on the roster for Jansen, the Dodgers optioned pitcher Josh Lindblom to Double A Chattanooga.
Jansen was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 29 with cardiac arrhythmia after having an irregular heartbeat in a save against Colorado one night earlier. Jansen on the season is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and has struck out 61 batters in 37 innings this season. He has an active streak of 16 scoreless innings. Jansen pitched in two rehab games this week with Class A Rancho Cucamongaand retired all six batters he faced, with four strikeouts.
Lindblom was 1-0 with a 2.29 ERA in 16 appearances for the Dodgers this season. He is expected to return in September, once active rosters expand, though he can't return until September 4, unless he is replacing an injured player, because optioned players must spend at least 10 days on optional assignment before returning.
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