“If he holds up good in that setting, then we try to get him into a bullpen situation where he’s trying to get into our routine,” the manager said.
There is no exact timetable for Perez to return, but Mattingly suggested the pitcher might need two or three more rehab games. Perez “didn’t look like he was favoring (his right) ankle” when he threw a scoreless inning Monday night for Rancho Cucamonga, Mattingly said.
Technically, Perez was eligible to come off the disabled list today. The 29-year-old right-hander has a 5.04 ERA in 42 appearances for the Dodgers this season.