Yaisel Sierra made his long-awaited debut for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Andre Ethier is in Los Angeles this week for a CT scan on his fractured right tibia. Ethier said he had the scan this morning but is still waiting for team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache to read the results.
Potentially, Ethier could begin weight-bearing exercises on an Alter-G machine soon if the results of the scan allow. But that’s getting a bit ahead of ourselves. For now, Ethier can put weight on his right leg while walking with crutches. He said he’s been able to do that for about two weeks.
Ethier was given a 10-to-14 week timetable for recovery when he fouled a ball of his leg March 22.
How’s this for a strange night at the ballpark: Former Dodger Dee Gordon delivered the game-winning hit Thursday, ensuring a four-game sweep by the Miami Marlins, then was suspended 80 games for performance enhancing drug use minutes after the game.
The Dodgers’ outfielders are taking advantage of analytics and NFL-style meetings.
Dodgers pitching prospect Julio Urias threw three innings in relief for Triple-A Oklahoma City without allowing a run today. It was his first regular season appearance out of the bullpen in two years.
Urias, 19, has thrown 18 innings this season after throwing 80 ⅓ across four levels last year. His innings will be limited again, perhaps to around 100. By shifting him to the bullpen at least temporarily, the Dodgers can preserve his innings count until later in the season.