Alex Guerrero singled in his sixth rehab game with Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday, his first hit since his minor league rehab assignment transferred from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Guerrero is 1 for 24 in six games with Tulsa, a .042 batting average.
The utility man also played nine errorless innings at third base in the Drillers’ 3-0 win over the Frisco RoughRiders.
Sebastian Martinez, a 20-year-old pitcher on the Dodgers’ Dominican Summer League roster, received a 72-game suspension today after testing positive for Stanozolol and Furosemide. The suspension effectively wipes out his entire regular season, which consists of 72 games.
Martinez appeared in eight games last season, all as a reliever. The new DSL season is scheduled to begin June 4.
Carlos Frias threw four scoreless innings in his latest rehab start at Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed two singles to the Springfield Cardinals, walked none and struck out two.
Frias, who is building up strength after being felled by an oblique injury in March, has allowed one run in seven innings in his first two rehab appearances with Tulsa. He was optioned to Oklahoma City to begin the season but did not appear in a game for the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate.
Elian Herrera‘s return to the Dodgers organization was a short one.
The Dodgers cut ties with the veteran utility man so that he can pursue work in Japan. He is reportedly signing with the Yokohoma DeNA BayStars. Herrera, 31, played 28 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City this season and slashed .218/.308/.238.
Herrera played for the Milwaukee Brewers organization in 2014 and 2015 before re-signing with the Dodgers, who signed him as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2003 and employed him for 11 seasons. Herrera debuted with the Dodgers in 2012, batted .251, and played six different positions in 71 games with Los Angeles from 2012-13.
The Dodgers invited Herrera to spring training this year as a non-roster player.
Mike Bolsinger and Yu Darvish are both rehabbing injuries, Bolsinger an oblique/abdominal strain and Darvish the dreaded Tommy John surgery. Their paths converged Thursday night in Texas, when the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers played the Round Rock Express. Bolsinger got the better of Darvish in a matchup no one will remember, probably.
Bolsinger didn’t allow a run in four innings while throwing 63 pitches — up from the 47 pitches he threw in his first rehab start five days ago. He allowed two singles, a double and walked three batters.
Darvish allowed two runs (one earned) and took the loss in a 5-4 Dodgers win.
Bolsinger’s next start figures to come next Tuesday and take him into the 60-70 pitch range.