Dodgers put Brandon McCarthy on the DL, activate Brett Anderson

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The Dodgers made a handful of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s action. The club placed pitchers Brandon McCarthy and Josh Ravin on the 15-day disabled list, activated starter Brett Anderson from the 60-day disabled list, and recalled pitcher Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City, ESPN’s Doug Padilla reports. The club also designated utilityman Zack Walters for assignment.¬†Padilla notes that starter Bud Norris is expected to come off of the DL and start against the Phillies on Thursday.

The injury roundup: McCarthy is dealing with stiffness in his right hip. Ravin has a strained right triceps. Norris has been dealing with a mid-back strain.¬†Anderson has missed the entire season thus far recovering from back surgery. And, as luck would have it, he suffered a wrist injury in the first inning of Sunday’s start against the Pirates. He left the game and was replaced by Stewart.

This season, the Dodgers have used the fourth-most starting pitchers this season with 12, Corinne Landrey pointed out at FanGraphs. Anderson will make it 13 and Rich Hill will be 14. Still, Landrey explains, the rotation — even without ace Clayton Kershaw — has been elite, posting a 3.98 FIP and a 23.7 percent strikeout rate, the second-best mark in baseball.