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Luis Avilan | Relief Pitcher | #43

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 221
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / UDFA / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Luis Avilan felt good after throwing Thursday, but he probably won't be added to the Dodgers' roster for the NLCS.
A healthy Avilan would have made the Dodgers' postseason roster, but after three weeks off due to a sore shoulder, the team would be nervous about using him in close games. He hasn't pitched in a game since Sept. 21. Oct 12 - 8:54 PM

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Luis Avilan (shoulder) threw a simulated game on Wednesday in hopes of being added to the NLCS roster.

Avilan hasn't been able to pitch in a live game for the Dodgers since September 21 because of a left shoulder injury. If there are no setbacks in the coming days, there's a chance the southpaw could be ready for the best-of-seven Championship Series versus either the Nationals or Cubs. Game 1 is scheduled for Saturday.
Oct 11 - 9:00 PM

Luis Avilan will be unavailable for the NLDS due to a sore left shoulder.

Avilan hasn't pitched since September 21. It's possible he could be an option for the NLCS roster if the Dodgers advance.
Oct 1 - 2:35 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Luis Avilan from the paternity leave list.

He'll rejoin his comrades in the Dodgers' bullpen on Friday. Avilan owns a 3.09 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 39/15 K/BB ratio across 32 innings out of the Dodgers' bullpen this season. He'll continue to operate in a middle relief role.
Aug 11 - 6:51 PM

Luis Avilan is expected to be activated from the paternity leave list on Friday.

Avilan is away from the team celebrating the birth of his son, Sebastian Andres, who came into the world on Monday. He will rejoin the Dodgers in Los Angeles for their weekend series against the Padres.
Aug 9 - 4:36 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Luis Avilan on the paternity leave list.

Avilan will be away from the club for the next couple of days. Brock Stewart is filling the vacancy in the Dodgers' bullpen.
Aug 8 - 6:09 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Luis Avilan from the 10-day disabled list.

He needed slightly longer than the minimum 10 days to recover from left triceps soreness. The Dodgers will announce the corresponding move before Friday's 10:10 ET start against the Reds. Avilan has pitched to a 3.00 ERA with a 12.0 K/9 over 23 outings this year.
Jun 9 - 7:09 PM

Luis Avilan (triceps) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Avilan will pitch at OKC on Sunday and Tuesday and could then return to the Dodgers' bullpen. The lefty reliever has been on the disabled list since May 25 with soreness in his left triceps.
Jun 3 - 5:55 PM

Luis Avilan (triceps) will resume a throwing program Tuesday.

He expects to be sidelined longer than the minimum 10 days, however. Avilan was placed on the disabled list Thursday.
May 28 - 1:51 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Luis Avilan on the 10-day disabled list with left triceps soreness.

His roster spot will be absorbed by left-hander Adam Liberatore. Avilan leads the Dodgers with six holds but sports a lethargic 1.53 WHIP over 15 innings of work. He's the 20th Dodger to be placed on the DL this year.
May 25 - 9:31 PM

Dodgers and LHP Luis Avilan avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

He was eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. Avilan holds a career 2.98 ERA over parts of five seasons in the majors.
Jan 13 - 2:14 PM

Dodgers recalled LHP Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Avilan has posted a 5.40 ERA over 17 appearances with the Dodgers this season. He'll operate in middle relief for the final month.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's a little odd for him to be optioned with expanded rosters, but Avilan should be back soon. He's posted a 5.40 ERA over 17 appearances with the big club this season.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 09:09:00 AM

Dodgers recalled LHP Luis Avilan from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Avilan will serve as the 26th man on the roster for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies. He has yet to find success with the big league club this season, having pitched to a 5.91 ERA in 16 appearances in a Dodgers uniform.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 07:03:00 PM

Dodgers optioned LHP Luis Avilan to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Shawn Zarraga was called up in the corresponding roster move. Avilan has spent most of the year shutting between Los Angeles and Oklahoma City. The left-hander has produced a 5.91 ERA over 16 outings for the Dodgers this year.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 10:31:00 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Matt Kemp
2Joc Pederson
3Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
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S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brock Stewart
7Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Jesen Therrien
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Walker Buehler
10Yimi Garcia
11Adam Liberatore
12Pat Venditte