Ricky Nolasco will make Dodgers debut on Tuesday; Chris Capuano moved to bullpen

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From beat writer Ken Gurnick of MLB.com comes word that right-hander Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to make his debut for the Dodgers on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks at Arizona’s Chase Field.

It’ll be an important outing for Nolasco, who was acquired on Saturday evening from the Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Steve Ames, Josh Wall, and and Angel Sanchez. The Dodgers are currently trailing the D’Backs by only 4 1/2 games in the National League West standings and will be looking to make up even more ground during this week’s crucial three-game set in Phoenix.

Nolasco had a 3.85 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 90/25 K/BB ratio through 112 1/3 innings this season with Miami.

To clear a spot for him in the starting rotation, the Dodgers moved left-hander Chris Capuano to the bullpen.