Dodgers recall Schlichting, option Elbert

DENVER -- Right-hander Travis Schlichting was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday and the team returned left-hander Scott Elbert to the Isotopes three days after bringing him up.

Schlichting was 2-0 with a 4.05 ERA in 31 1/3 innings at Albuquerque. He had a 16-game stint with the Dodgers last season, allowing two runs (one earned) in 2 2/3 innings in two appearances.

Elbert was called up to add another lefty to the bullpen but he had a rough outing Saturday in his only appearance, giving up a run on one hit and three walks in 2/3 inning during an 11-3 loss to the Rockies.

He originally was supposed to stay until Charlie Haeger came off the disabled list Tuesday, but Haeger suffered a setback and won't be coming off the DL anytime soon.

"We felt we wanted to bring up someone who was pitching better," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said.

Information from ESPNLosAngeles.com's Tony Jackson and The Associated Press was used in this report.