Season in review about nothing: Brandon League, ‘The Pilot.’

Brandon League

Brandon League appeared in 74, 58, 63 and zero games the last four seasons, respectively. (Associated Press photo)

This is Part 30 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Brandon League, RHP

Key stats: 0 games played.

Seinfeld episode: “The Pilot” (Season 4, Episode 23)

Key quote: “You’re passing already? But the show just ended two minutes ago!”

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Brandon League throws scoreless inning in penultimate rehab Triple-A game.

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 minor-league rehab is over, important meeting looms.

Paco Rodriguez

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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Pedro Baez, Joel Peralta and Brandon League rehab at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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.