Dodgers Designate Travis Schlichting For Assignment

The Dodgers have designated Travis Schlichting for assignment according to the team's official Twitter feedEric Stephen of True Blue LA originally reported the news. The move frees up a 40-man roster spot for Josh Lindblom, who takes the place of the injured Kenley Jansen (shoulder inflammation) in the bullpen.

Schlichting, 26, had a 6.55 ERA with just 4.9 K/9 and 5.7 BB/9 in 22 relief innings for the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate. In 16 relief appearances with LA over the last two years, he posted a 3.55 ERA in 25 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old Lindblom was the Dodgers' second round pick in 2008, and he struck out 12.2 batters per nine innings with a 2.96 ERA in 24 1/3 relief innings for their Double-A affiliate this year. Baseball America ranked him as LA's 16th best propect in the 2011 Prospect Handbook, noting that his future appears to be in relief after an unsuccessful stint as a starter.

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