Dodgers’ Ross Stripling reinstated from disabled list

DENVER (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated right-hander Ross Stripling from the 10-day disabled list and he will start Thursday night against the Colorado Rockies.

Stripling missed the last nine games with an inflamed right toe. The All-Star will be making his 17th start of the season. He has an 8-3 record with a 2.68 ERA.

To make room on the roster, the Dodgers optioned pitcher Pat Venditte to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 33-year-old Venditte allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings in five appearances.

The Dodgers play four straight against Colorado. Los Angeles is a ½-game behind Arizona in the NL West.