Dodgers select contract of Scott Elbert, designate Red Patterson for assignment

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today selected the contract of left-handed reliever Scott Elbert from Triple-A Albuquerque and designated right-handed pitcher Red Patterson for assignment. The Dodgers now have 35 players on their active roster.

Elbert, who last appeared for the Dodgers on Aug. 26, 2012, owns a career 3-3 record with a 3.61 ERA and has fired scoreless relief in 96 of 120 appearances. A first-round selection of Los Angeles in 2004, Elbert underwent Tommy John surgery on June 7, 2013 and was rehabbing this season until he was reinstated from the disabled list and designated for assignment on July 29. In 24 games (two starts) with Triple-A Albuquerque, Single-A Rancho Cucamonga and Rookie-advanced Ogden, the Joplin, Missouri, native went 0-3 with a 5.85 ERA.

Patterson, 27, made his Major League debut in his only appearance for the Dodgers this season and started the second game of the May 1 doubleheader at Minnesota, allowing one run on two hits in 4.2 innings in the Dodgers' 4-3, 12-inning victory. He went 5-8 with a 5.79 ERA in 29 games (20 starts) for Triple-A Albuquerque this season.