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.
Adrian Gonzalez shares the team lead with 20 RBIs in 39 games this season. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers dodged a bullet when Adrian Gonzalez
told manager Dave Roberts
he was feeling better one day after he left Monday’s game against the Angels with lower back tightness
Gonzalez still hasn’t spoken to reporters since he left the stadium last night. He wasn’t seen in the clubhouse or on the field for pregame activities Tuesday. But Roberts said he was hopeful that Gonzalez would be able to pinch hit tonight, though he would not be available to play the field. Howie Kendrick is starting at first base instead.
Roberts said that the Dodgers aren’t considering placing Gonzalez on the disabled list at the moment and it’s possible he could play tomorrow in Anaheim.
Gonzalez, 34, is the only Dodger who’s appeared in all 39 games this season. He’s batting .282 with four home runs and 20 RBIs, tied for the team lead.
Mike Bolsinger made 21 starts for the Dodgers last year, going 6-6 with a 3.62 ERA. He will reportedly start Wednesday in Anaheim. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers have recalled Mike Bolsinger from Triple-A Oklahoma City, and the pitcher will reportedly start Wednesday’s game in Anaheim.
Update (4:40 p.m.): Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Bolsinger starts tomorrow.
“We’re optimistic he’ll get us for sure through five” innings, Roberts said. “Every starter will get an extra day.”
The Dodgers are in the midst of 20 straight games without a day off. The Dodgers’ pitching staff was further taxed when Kenta Maeda threw a season-low four innings in a 7-6 loss to the Angels on Monday night. Roberts said that Bolsinger could possible remain in a bullpen role.
Roberts added that Bolsinger will be on an 80-pitch limit. The right-hander will throw a light bullpen session today.
Howie Kendrick (47) breaks up a potential double play as Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella (12) forces him out in the third inning Monday at Dodger Stadium. (Keith Durflinger/Staff photographer)
The Angels took round one of the Freeway Series, and it was a close one — 7-6 before 39,583 at Dodger Stadium
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A rehabbing Alex Guerrero is confident he can help the Dodgers once he’s healthy.
First baseman Adrian Gonzalez was removed five innings in to the Dodgers’ game against the Angels with tightness in his lower back.
Gonzalez, 34, struck out in his final at-bat against Matt Shoemaker before he was replaced in the batting order by Justin Turner. Howie Kendrick shifted from third base to first and Turner took over at third for the final four innings.
Gonzalez is the only player who has appeared in all 39 games this season for the Dodgers.