Jose De Leon’s first start in two months is perfect.

Jose De Leon

Dodgers prospect Jose De Leon (left) hasn’t allowed a run in his first eight innings at Triple-A. (Getty Images)


Dodgers pitching prospect Jose De Leon returned to the mound with Triple-A Oklahoma City today, and his performance suggested no trace of the right shoulder injury that kept him on the disabled list for more than two months.
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Alex Guerrero off the schneid, singles in Double-A baseball game.

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.

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Minor league pitcher Sebastian Martinez suspended 72 games.

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.

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Carlos Frias throws four scoreless innings for Double-A Tulsa.

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.

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Elian Herrera leaves Dodgers for Japan.

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.

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