PITTSBURGH — Dodgers pitcher Frankie Montas, who missed the first six weeks of the regular season while recovering from off-season rib surgery, has an injury to his second rib and won’t pitch for four to eight weeks. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.
Montas, 23, last pitched at Triple-A on June 15. He has a 2.38 earned-run average in four games (three starts) for the Oklahoma City Dodgers in 11 ⅓ innings.
Nick Tepesch spent his first six-plus professional seasons with the Texas Rangers organization. He is expected to make his Dodgers debut tomorrow in Pittsburgh. (Getty Images)
Right-handed pitcher Nick Tepesch is expected to start for the Dodgers tomorrow in Pittsburgh, according to a source. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com also reported today that Tepesch would be promoted from Triple-A to make his Dodgers debut.
Update (12:00 p.m. PT): The Dodgers confirmed that Tepesch will be added to the roster and start tomorrow, with a corresponding move still TBA. Clayton Kershaw will start Saturday, Kenta Maeda will start Sunday (on two extra days’ rest) and Scott Kazmir will start Monday.
The Dodgers only claimed Tepesch on waivers earlier this month. The Texas Rangers released him June 4 after Tepesch exercised an out in his contract. To that point in the season he had a 4.22 ERA in 11 starts for Triple-A Round Rock.
The Dodgers claimed Tepesch two days later and promptly inserted him into the rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Since then he’s gone 3-0 with a 2.00 ERA in three starts. His strikeout-to-walk ratio, 31-to-11 with Round Rock, has jumped to 17-to-3 with Oklahoma City.
Vin Scully, who missed last night’s game with a sore throat, will be back in the broadcast booth tonight, the Dodgers announced.
Monday, Scully was limited to television duties only as he battled the sore throat. Today he will be heard for the first three innings on radio too, as usual.
The Dodgers held a private workout for free agent Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel today, according to a source, and Gurriel posted a photo of himself at Dodger Stadium on his Instagram account. The 32-year-old infielder also has a workout lined up with the New York Mets and at least one other team, according to the source.
So much for 10-0 versus 10-1.
The Washington Nationals scratched starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg from his scheduled start against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw today. Strasburg hasn’t lost a game this season in 10 decisions, while Kershaw is 10-1.
Yusmeiro Petit will start in Strasburg’s place.
The Kershaw-Strasburg matchup would have been the earliest National League game (by calendar date) since at least 1913 with two starting pitchers with 10 or more wins.
Here are the revised starting lineups for both teams: