Dodgers activate Kazmir from DL, recall Taylor

Dodgers activate Kazmir from DL, recall Taylor

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers activated pitcher Scott Kazmir from the 15-day disabled list on Friday and recalled infielder Chris Taylor from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Kazmir last pitched Aug. 22 in Cincinnati, but left the game with a thoracic neck injury. He is in a tryout to be the fourth starter in the postseason. Taylor, acquired from Seattle for pitcher Zach Lee, is in his third stint with the Dodgers this season.

With the moves, the club has 39 active players and manager Dave Roberts said Brandon McCarthy would make it a full clubhouse of 40 when he is expected to be activated off the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.

McCarthy has been out since Aug. 14 with right hip stiffness that coincided with extreme wildness. McCarthy made only eight starts this year after returning from last year's Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.

Roberts said McCarthy's role was undetermined, although he will likely get a start once the Dodgers' postseason situation is clarified.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.