Dodgers send Yasiel Puig, Josh Fields, Ross Stripling to minors. Update.

Yasiel Puig

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.):

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Dodgers rotation plans could change in Colorado.

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.

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