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Correia looking forward to next chapter with Dodgers

The Dodgers will start a second straight series with a new face on the mound as they'll send Kevin Correia to face the Braves on Monday in the opener of a four-game set at Turner Field.

Los Angeles traded for Correia, a former All-Star, on Saturday night, and he will start on Monday, which was his scheduled day to pitch. They're using the right-hander to give the weary rotation an extra day of rest and could go to a six-man rotation for the near future.

"If it would happen," manager Don Mattingly said, "it would be to give all of the starters a breather. He's given us trouble. He's always around the strike zone. He knows what he's doing. He's a Southern California kid. He fits in just what we need."

The former Twin is the second starting pitcher the team has acquired in a week. The Dodgers traded for Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies last week and started him in their series opener against the Brewers.

Correia is coming off a three-run, six-inning start that brought his ERA down to 4.94. He's had two quality starts since a seven-run implosion against the White Sox on July 25, and after the trade, the San Diego native sounded excited to get started with his new club.

"It's always tough leaving guys who you played with for a while because they become friends of yours, but it's nice to go somewhere and play some important baseball games at the end of the year," Correia said. "It's exciting."

The Braves -- who defeated the Nationals on Sunday night to take the series -- will counter with Julio Teheran, who will be looking to rebound after allowing six earned runs in his last start in Seattle.

"It was a tough day for me," Teheran said of his last start. "I didn't have my best location."

Teheran is 10-8 with a 2.92 ERA on the season. He had success when he last faced the Dodgers, on July 31, throwing an eight-inning complete game and allowing just two earned runs, but he was outdueled by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.

Dodgers: Hanley goes on DL with oblique injury
The Dodgers on Sunday placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle, retroactive to Saturday, and recalled Darwin Barney from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Mattingly said the diagnosis on Ramirez's injury was "not too bad," but the club was "being a little cautious," as Ramirez might have been physically ready to return in 10 days. Mattingly said he'd rather have Ramirez sitting healthy the final five days of the window than have his club play shorthanded in August for a week or more.

"And then [if] he tries to play [too soon he could do] something worse, and we risk him being out the rest of the year," Mattingly said. "This assures [us] he'll be available down the stretch."

Braves: Justin Upton reaches milestones
Justin Upton reached two milestones with one swing, notching his 1,000th career hit and his 500th career RBI when he took Gio Gonzalez deep with a solo homer to left field on Sunday night at Turner Field.

Upton's blast came on the 10th pitch of the fourth-inning at-bat, an 84-mph changeup. He fell behind 0-2 before working his way up to a full count. Upton, 26, then fouled off three straight pitches before homering to tie the game at 1.

B.J. Upton, 29, also achieved his 1,000th career hit and 500th career RBI in 2014, accomplishing the feats on April 26 and July 18, respectively.

Worth noting
• Monday's game will be broadcast on ESPN. Comments