Brandon League faced five batters in a scoreless inning for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday night. The right-hander allowed a single, double and struck out one in what’s expected to be his penultimate rehab game.
League is scheduled to pitch Monday for the Dodgers’ top affiliate before he is activated from the 60-day disabled list. He hasn’t pitched this season due to a shoulder injury.
Paco Rodriguez’s rehab is over, and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said the left-hander will rejoin the team Monday in Arizona. (Getty Images)
MIAMI — The Dodgers are getting one reliever (Pedro Baez) back tonight and should be getting two more (Brandon League and Paco Rodriguez) back soon enough.
Ian Thomas was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Baez. League will pitch for the Triple-A Dodgers on Saturday and Monday. It’s not obvious whose spot League will take; the Dodgers might elect to return to an 8-man bullpen once League is activated.
The most interesting case, as it might be all year, is that of Rodriguez.
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Three Dodgers pitchers began rehab assignments with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Right-hander Pedro Baez started for Triple-A Oklahoma City and pitched a scoreless inning in his first rehab assignment since straining his right pectoral muscle in May. Baez struck out one of the four batters he faced.
Right-hander Joel Peralta faced five Memphis Redbirds batters in the second inning. He allowed two hits, one run and struck out one.
Right-hander Brandon League retired two of the five batters he faced in the third inning. He walked two batters, allowed one run and struck out one.
The box score is here.
Brandon Beachy‘s long-awaited return to the mound finally arrived. The right-hander started and pitched 1 ⅔ innings Tuesday for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga, his first rehab game since undergoing a second Tommy John surgery last spring.
Beachy allowed one walk and struck out one of the six batters he faced. This was the first day of 30 he will have to complete the minor-league rehab assignment. He’s expected to use all 30 days.
Brandon League also appeared in the game, his first back-to-back appearances since beginning his rehab from a spring shoulder injury. League allowed one hit and struck out one batter in a scoreless third inning.
Beachy will probably remain at Single-A for now, while League is expected to join Triple-A Oklahoma City before returning to the Dodgers in a week.