LOS ANGELES -- On Saturday, the Dodgers announced Stephen Fife had been optioned to Triple-A to make room for newly-acquired Joe Blanton on the active roster.

In three starts, Fife went 0-1 with a 2.16 ERA, filling in at first for Chad Billingsley and then for Nathan Eovaldi, who was traded away for Hanley Ramirez.

Blanton was acquired Friday in exchange for a player to be named. The former Phillie is 8-9 with a 4.55 ERA this season.

Manager Don Mattingly has yet to announce when Blanton will make his first start with the Dodgers.