Dodgers’ 23rd-round draft pick elects to return to college.

Pitcher Bailey Ober, the Dodgers’ 23rd-round draft pick, will return to the College of Charleston for his redshirt junior season.

From the school’s official athletic department website:

Ober, a 2016 All-CAA second team selection, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 and returned to lead the CofC pitching staff with 96 strikeouts in 97 innings in 2016. The Charlotte, N.C., native is 17-7 with a 2.47 ERA in his career at College of Charleston. The Dodgers selected him with the 701st overall pick in the 23rd round.

“I am thankful to the Dodgers organization for selecting me,” Ober said. “However, I have two years of eligibility left and want to help lead the Cougars to Omaha and hopefully improve my position in the draft.”

The Dodgers are believed to have come to an agreement with 22 of their 42 draft picks.

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Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu will continue their rehabs at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Rehabbing Dodgers starters Brandon McCarthy and Hyun-Jin Ryu will continue their minor league rehab assignments with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

McCarthy is starting Wednesday and Ryu Thursday, both home games against the Round Rock Express.

McCarthy threw three innings in his most recent rehab start Thursday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in San Jose. He allowed two runs in that game, his second since his rehab assignment began.

Ryu threw four shutout innings Friday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in San Jose.

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Washington Nationals scratch Stephen Strasburg with upper back strain.

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:
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Yasiel Puig will be activated from the disabled list tomorrow.

Yasiel Puig is at Dodger Stadium today. He was expected to be available to the Dodgers for their Monday night matchup against the Washington Nationals.

But Dave Roberts did something in keeping with the tradition of Don Mattingly and Joe Torre, giving Puig an extra day of rest before his return from the 15-day disabled list.
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Game 71: Kenta Maeda stands tall, Dodgers come back to beat Milwaukee Brewers.

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Chase Utley is tagged out at home plate by Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 win Sunday. (David Crane/Staff photographer)


Kiké Hernandez‘s eighth-inning home run, and Yasmani Grandal‘s bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning, lifted the Dodgers to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Kenta Maeda was excellent. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Mike Bolsinger was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City and Carlos Frias was recalled for the first time this season. Also in that story: Zach Lee was traded to Seattle.

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