Brandon McCarthy makes first rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Brandon McCarthy pitched 3 ⅔ innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. McCarthy allowed three hits — two outfield singles, one infield single — and one run.

McCarthy recorded four outs via strikeout, four via fly balls (two to the shallow left field warning track at Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark), one on an infield pop-up and two on ground balls. He threw 61 pitches, 41 for strikes, and walked two batters.

This was the longest of McCarthy’s three rehab outings. He hadn’t pitched since April of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.

Dodgers teammate Hyun-jin Ryu will make a rehab start for Oklahoma City on Thursday. Ryu missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery. Barring any setbacks, Ryu and McCarthy could return to the Dodgers in the coming weeks before the All-Star break.

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Dodgers sign draft picks Devin Smeltzer, A.J. Alexy, Joel Toribio.

The Dodgers officially signed three more of their draft picks, left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer (fifth round), right-handed pitcher A.J. Alexy (11th round) and right-handed pitcher Joel Toribio (34th round).

Smeltzer receives a $500,000 bonus, which is over the recommended bonus ($331,100) for the 161st overall pick.

Alexy reportedly signed for $600,000, which is effectively over the slot value, though MLB does not officially assign one for slots in the 11th round or later.

The Dodgers have signed 26 of their 42 picks, including 12 of the first 13.

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Report: Dodgers spent $96 million to sign international amateurs in 2015-16.

While we wait for the final list of international amateurs the Dodgers signed in the 2015-16 period, we have a report on their combined cost: about $48 million in bonuses, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com.

Because the Dodgers face a 100 percent tax on every dollar spent over their international bonus pool — $2,020,300 according to Baseball America — their total bill is close to $96 million.

Rosenthal couches those figures in the context of economic disparity. Few teams have that kind of money to spend in such a speculative market. In fact, six teams opened the season with major league payrolls below $96 million — the Reds, Braves, Athletics, Marlins, Rays and Brewers.

The Dodgers capped the 2015-16 international amateur spending period by signing Cuban outfielder Yordan Alvarez.

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Dodgers claim pitcher Layne Somsen.

The Dodgers claimed right-handed pitcher Layne Somsen off waivers and transferred right-hander Chin-hui Tsao (right triceps strain) to the 60-day disabled list today.

Somsen, 27, appeared in two games with Cincinnati this season (5 ER/2 ⅓ innings) in his first big league action and has combined to go 1-0 with a 1.44 ERA, a .149 opponents’ batting average and a 1.00 WHIP in 14 minor league appearances this year at Triple-A with the Reds’ and Yankees’ affiliates. The Dodgers will be his third organization of 2016.

Somsen opening the season with the Reds’ organization before being claimed by the Yankees on May 24.

The South Dakota native has gone 10-5 with a 2.42 ERA in 90 games (seven starts) in four minor league seasons, limiting opposing hitters to a .208 batting average and striking out 193 in 189 ⅔ innings. Somsen was originally selected by the Reds in the 22nd round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of South Dakota State.

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