LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Los Angeles Dodgers placed left-hander Ray Searage, who suffered back spasms pitching in Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Montreal Expos, on the 15- day disabled list Wednesday.

John Wetteland, a 23-year-old right-hander, will replaced Searage on the roster. Wetteland was 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA in 10 starts at Albuquerque, the Dodgers' Triple-A farm team in the Pacific Coast League. He has 73 strikeouts in 69 innings.