About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

Triple-A transaction ripple: Mike Carp, Randy Fontanez, Josh Ravin, Mike Thomas in.

Mike Carp

The Dodgers signed Mike Carp to a minor-league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Getty Images)

Sunday’s smattering of Dodgers transactions created a significant ripple effect at Triple-A.

To recap:
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Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu throws 20-pitch bullpen session, his first since March.

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw his first bullpen since spring training on Sunday. (Associated Press photo)

SAN DIEGO — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu threw 20 pitches, all fastballs, in his first bullpen session since spring training today at Petco Park.

“It’s kind of what I expected,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “I didn’t throw hard.

Ryu is expected to throw from a mound again Tuesday in Los Angeles.

The Dodgers shut down Ryu in late March, about a month ago, after the pitcher received an anti-inflammatory injection in his shoulder. The timetable for his return was deliberately vague. “At least a month” was the initial estimate.

Well, it took a month for Ryu to even get off a mound. Neither he nor the team is giving an estimated timetable for his return, not even in a minor-league rehab assignment.

“I know it’s been over a month, but I don’t think that’s been too long of a time to be impatient,” Ryu said.

Manager Don Mattingly said that Ryu “hasn’t missed a beat. It’s just a matter of him getting strong. He threw almost 90 throws today with his toss, throwing, plus the bullpen. We’re building him up and he hasn’t had any problems at this point.”

Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig, Joel Peralta head to disabled list; Carlos Frias and Scott Baker arrive.

Yasiel Puig

Yasiel Puig will have plenty of time to rest now that he is on the 15-day disabled list. (Getty Images)


SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers finally bit the bullet on Yasiel Puig Sunday, placing the star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Puig was able to grab a bat and head to the batting cage prior to today’s game against the San Diego Padres, but manager Don Mattingly was tired of playing short-handed, waiting for Puig’s hamstring to come back to 100 percent.

“He’ll probably be able to play in five days but we’re in the same situation,” Mattingly said. “At this point, let’s get the thing right, make sure we have him for the long run.”

Puig’s situation was easily the most straightforward one on a busy day for Dodgers transactions.
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