LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Eric Surkamp on Monday, optioning left-hander Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A.
The club transferred left-hander Paco Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list due to left elbow surgery in order to make room on the 40-man roster.
Surkamp is set to make his Dodger debut after he was acquired from the Chicago White Sox in an exchange for minor league right-hander Blake Smith on May 22. Surkamp has won his last four decisions with Oklahoma City, going 4-0 with a 2.89 ERA, giving up nine earned runs over 28 innings since June 8.
The young lefty has combined to go 7-2 with one save and a 3.77 ERA in 18 games with Triple-A Charlotte and OKC in 2015. He has appeared in 42 games, starting in seven of them, through three big league seasons with the San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox, going 4-3 with a 6.20 ERA.
He was drafted in 2008 out of North Carolina State by the Giants.
Coulombe had allowed seven runs through 8.1 innings with the Dodgers this season.