September 1 is here, which in the wonderful world of baseball means minor league promotions and active rosters expanding. The Los Angeles Dodgers before their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday made three moves. Shortstop Dee Gordon was activated from the disabled list, and pitcher Dana Eveland and infielder Russ Mitchell were promoted from Triple A Albuquerque, per AJ Cassavell of MLB.com.
Gordon was placed on the disabled list in August with a right shoulder contusion. He was eligible to return as soon as August 25, but the Dodgers stretched his rehabilitation a tad longer so they wouldn't have to send anyone down before activating Gordon. After all, they wouldn't want to lose Eugenio Velez and his no hits in 30 at-bats.
Eveland, 27, made 27 starts in Triple A and was 12-8 with a 4.38 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. He had his contract purchased from Albuquerque, taking the last remaining spot on the 40-man roster. Eveland's last major league appearance came on June 23, 2010, while with the Pirates.
Mitchell, 26, was with the Dodgers earlier this season, and had three hits in 26 at-bats, including a double and a home run. He hit .283/.372/.503 in 93 games with the Isotopes this season, his second year in Triple A.
Thursday's 1:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.