Not long after Brandon Beachy threw a three-inning simulated game on Friday, the Dodgers pitcher dismissed the notion that he’s close to appearing in a rehab game.
Forget the swings and misses, he said, and the home run Joc Pederson hit off him in the third inning. How the pitcher feels about his readiness is more important than how ready he appears to anyone else.
“There’s some things I have to do and feel before I can be in an actual game,” Beachy said. “Just feel good, feel confident and being able to execute a little better, have a little bit better feel for my pitches.”
Yasiel Puig played two rehab games for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga before re-injuring his left hamstring. (Staff photo)
Some quick updates on three players on the 15-day disabled list who haven’t appeared in a game for the Dodgers since April:
Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu said Friday that he’s been pitching with a torn labrum in his left shoulder since he signed with the Dodgers in December 2012, an injury that was revealed in his very first MRI.
That explains some things, like why the pitcher ultimately needed the surgery that ended his 2015 season yesterday. It also created more questions, only some of which Ryu could answer Friday.