Yasiel Puig is listed on the roster of Triple-A Oklahoma City’s website. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
With little ceremony, the Dodgers announced in a press release Tuesday that Yasiel Puig has been “sent to the minors.” Pitcher Josh Fields
, who was on the roster of the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate when he was acquired yesterday
, and pitcher Ross Stripling
have also been sent to the minors. As we reported earlier today
, Stripling is expected to join the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City tomorrow.
Updates (3:46 p.m.):
New Dodgers pitcher Jesse Chavez went 7-15 for the Toronto Blue Jays as a starter in 2015, and 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA as a reliever in 2016. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez
from the Toronto Blue Jays. Chavez, 32, has made 39 appearances out of the bullpen this season, going 1-2 with a 4.57 earned-run average.
The Dodgers are sending right-hander Mike Bolsinger to the Blue Jays. Toronto also sent cash considerations to the Dodgers. Chavez is owed $4 million this season, while Bolsinger was owed $515,000, close to the major league minimum.
Earlier Monday, the Dodgers acquired Rich Hill and Josh Reddick from the Oakland A’s for Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes.
Chavez is an alumnus of Miller High School in Fontana and Riverside City College.
Josh Reddick has eight home runs and a .296 batting average for the A’s this year. (Getty Images)
The Dodgers have traded minor league pitchers Frankie Montas, Jharel Cotton and Grant Holmes to the Oakland A’s for pitcher Rich Hill and outfielder Josh Reddick.
The five-player swap is the Dodgers’ largest — and so far only — move on the day of baseball’s non-waiver trade deadline. Trades must be completed by 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
Bud Norris threw 13 pitches against the Diamondbacks before exiting with an apparent injury. (Getty Images)
Dodgers pitcher Bud Norris faced two batters on Sunday before he was forced to leave his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks with an apparent injury.
Update (4:00 p.m.): Norris left the game with back muscle tightness, a Dodgers spokesperson announced.
Norris was seen reaching for his left side after walking the game’s first batter, Jean Segura. After a quick visit with a trainer and a few warm-up pitches, Norris stayed in to face Michael Bourn and got him to pop out.
That was Norris’ final pitch. After another short meeting with a trainer, Norris was removed from the game. Ross Stripling was summoned from the bullpen to face Paul Goldschmidt. Stripling last pitched Wednesday, throwing three innings out of the bullpen against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Dodgers have 10 players on the disabled list. Twenty-two different players have spent time on the Dodgers’ DL this season, the most in the major leagues.
A few minutes after he entered the game as a defensive replacement, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig was removed from Thursday’s game against the Washington Nationals with an apparent lower body injury.
Update (12:17 p.m.): The Dodgers announced that Puig left the game with tightness in his right hamstring.
In his only plate appearance against the Nationals, Puig hit a sharp ground ball to third baseman Anthony Rendon. Puig was thrown out, briefly hopped on his left leg after running through first base, then immediately exited down the tunnel leading to the visitors’ clubhouse.
Scott Van Slyke took over in right field in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir nearly left Tuesday’s game with cramping in one his legs, but was able to stay in. Puig has already missed time this season with a left hamstring injury. The nature of this injury is unknown.
The Dodgers have lost more man-games due to injury than any MLB team and have 11 players on the disabled list at the moment.