Yasiel Puig is listed on the roster of Triple-A Oklahoma City’s website. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)
With little ceremony, the Dodgers announced in a press release Tuesday that Yasiel Puig has been “sent to the minors.” Pitcher Josh Fields
, who was on the roster of the Houston Astros’ Triple-A affiliate when he was acquired yesterday
, and pitcher Ross Stripling
have also been sent to the minors. As we reported earlier today
, Stripling is expected to join the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in Oklahoma City tomorrow.
Updates (3:46 p.m.):
The Dodgers’ game notes today listed their starting pitchers for next week in Colorado as follows:
Tuesday: Brandon McCarthy vs. Jon Gray
Wednesday: Kenta Maeda vs. Tyler Anderson
Thursday: Scott Kazmir vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Dodgers return home Friday for a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. In theory, they won’t need a fifth starter until Saturday.
Manager Dave Roberts said that “we could go that route, or insert a starter to give guys an extra day.” That starter could pitch in the Colorado series, Roberts said.
Brandon McCarthy flashed his pre-Tommy John surgery form in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the Colorado Rockies. The box score is here.
Andrew Friedman is still in the early stages of his trade deadline-related conversations.
Scott Kazmir picked up Saturday where Bud Norris left off Friday in the Dodgers’ 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies. The box score is here.
At long last, Brandon McCarthy can say he is starting for the Dodgers tomorrow.