The Dodgers placed left-handed reliever Scott Elbert on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left shoulder and recalled right-handed pitcher Stephen Fife to start Friday against the Giants.
Fife replaces Nathan Eovaldi in the rotation. Eovaldi was dealt to the Marlins in the Hanley Ramirez trade.
Fife, who opposes Matt Cain of the Giants, has a 1.50 ERA in only one big league start, a no-decision against Roy Halladay and the Phillies.
Elbert had discomfort in his shoulder for several weeks.