Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to make three rehab starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. (Associated Press photo)
SAN DIEGO — Hyun-jin Ryu
will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City for his next rehabilitation start on Wednesday.
Ryu has missed the entire season while recovering from surgery to repair the labrum in his left shoulder last year. The left-hander made two rehab starts for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, pitching two innings last Sunday and three Friday.
If he continues on an every-fifth-day schedule, Ryu will throw four innings Wednesday in Fresno, five innings a week from Monday in Sacramento, and five or possibly more on June 4 in Round Rock, Texas.
Barring a setback or some other change in plans, Ryu would then rejoin the Dodgers’ rotation — presumably no sooner than June 9, an off-day on the schedule. The Dodgers begin a six-game road trip to San Francisco and Phoenix on June 10.
SAN DIEGO — Scott Van Slyke‘s long-stalled recovery from a back injury finally has an ending in sight.
The first baseman/outfielder is flying to Los Angeles today after a brief stint at the Dodgers’ extended spring training facility in Glendale, Ariz. He’ll then report to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga for the Quakes’ game in Visalia, California.
Van Slyke has played in four games this season and missed 37 since injuring his back in San Francisco April 9. He’s expected to need at least a week’s worth of rehab games before he returns to the Dodgers.
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully smiles as he makes his way to the stage during the Dodgers’ fourth annual FanFest in January. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully ranks fifth on our annual list of the 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports. Scully moved up from sixth on our 2015 list.
The other Dodger folks on our list (last year’s rank in parentheses):
Yasiel Puig watches his fifth home run of the season leave Petco Park on Friday in San Diego. (Getty Images)
The San Diego Padres hit the last of five home runs Friday, a walk-off shot by Melvin Upton Jr.
against Kenley Jansen
, in an 8-7 win over the Dodgers
. The box score is here
The Dodgers are 21-22, 3 ½ games behind the first-place San Francisco Giants. Jansen isn’t the problem, but they’ll carry eight men in their bullpen for another five games after today anyway.
Here are some postgame comments from Dave Roberts, Scott Kazmir, A.J. Ellis and Yasiel Puig:
Alex Guerrero went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts, a groundout and a flyout for Double-A Tulsa today. He played nine innings at third base and fielded three ground balls without making an error.
Overall Guerrero is 0 for 12 since his rehab transferred from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. His rehab will transfer to Triple-A Oklahoma City next week.
Guerrero hasn’t played a game this season while rehabbing a knee injury that he suffered in spring training.