PITTSBURGH -- Dodgers reliever Paco Rodriguez was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for the activation of Tuesday night's starting pitcher Josh Beckett.
Rodriguez was recalled Thursday for what was his third big league stint this year.
Beckett has been out since July 8 with a left hip impingement that resulted in a torn labrum and two cysts. He responded well to a cortisone shot.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.