Two rehabbing Dodgers pitchers will take the next step in their progressions next week.
Reliever Brandon League and starting pitcher Brandon Beachy are both scheduled to go to the Dodgers’ spring training facility in Glendale, Arizona, while the rest of the team travels to St. Louis on Friday.
League has been on the disabled list since the start of the season with a right shoulder impingement. Beachy is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and was signed in the offseason as a low-risk, high-potential pitcher. To this point in the season, League and Beachy had been traveling with the team on almost every road trip.
Beachy is scheduled to throw live batting practice for the third time Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers right-hander Kenley Jansen allowed two singles and struck out one batter in one inning for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga today. Jansen threw a scoreless inning in his first rehab game Friday and is expected to make five or six appearances before he’s cleared to return.
Jansen has been sidelined all season as he rehabs from February foot surgery.
Right-hander Brandon League (shoulder inflammation) threw off a mound for the first time since spring training Sunday. He threw 15 pitches at submaximal effort and “seemed to get better as he went on,” according to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder inflammation) is expected to throw a bullpen tomorrow in Milwaukee, then face live hitters for the first time at some point during the Dodgers’ seven-game road trip through Milwaukee and Denver.
Right-hander Joel Peralta (dead arm) continues to suffer from a dead arm. “A lot of the same, not making any true progress, still kind of in a holding pattern,” Mattingly said. “We’ll see where that goes.”
Peralta will not travel with the club this week.
Yasiel Puig will have plenty of time to rest now that he is on the 15-day disabled list. (Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO — The Dodgers finally bit the bullet on Yasiel Puig
Sunday, placing the star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Puig was able to grab a bat and head to the batting cage prior to today’s game against the San Diego Padres, but manager Don Mattingly
was tired of playing short-handed, waiting for Puig’s hamstring to come back to 100 percent.
“He’ll probably be able to play in five days but we’re in the same situation,” Mattingly said. “At this point, let’s get the thing right, make sure we have him for the long run.”
Puig’s situation was easily the most straightforward one on a busy day for Dodgers transactions.