Sunday’s smattering of Dodgers transactions created a significant ripple effect at Triple-A.
“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.
Thursday’s starter remains TBA as of this writing.
It might be Zack Greinke, but Don Mattingly was weighing his options from the minor-league ranks over the weekend. The last time the Dodgers needed a fifth starter was last Tuesday. David Huff got the call at the last minute. Huff gave up four runs in four innings against what was supposed to be a matchup-friendly Seattle Mariners lineup, then was designated for assignment after the game.
So the decision on Thursday is far from straightforward, particularly if Mattingly is intent on giving Greinke an extra day of rest. The poll question is up. read on for a bit more on each candidate: