Game 117: Brett Anderson stays healthy for all of one inning in Dodgers’ 11-3 loss.

Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson falls to the mound in the first inning in futile pursuit of a ground ball. He sprained his wrist on the play. (Getty Images)

In his first game of the season, Brett Anderson allowed five runs before a wrist injury knocked him out of the game, and the Dodgers lost 11-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The box score is here.

Josh Fields stopped throwing two of his four pitches when he was traded to the Dodgers.

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Julio Urias, Josh Fields replace Adam Liberatore, Louis Coleman in bullpen.

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Louis Coleman has made 50 appearances out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season, second only to Joe Blanton. (imgur.com)

The Dodgers officially recalled Brock Stewart from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday. The right-hander will start tonight’s game in Colorado, the second start of his major league career.

While that move was expected — Stewart was in Denver with the Dodgers on Monday — a couple unexpected faces showed up before today’s game. Left-handed pitcher Julio Urias and right-handed pitcher Josh Fields will be available out of the bullpen tonight. Fields, who was acquired from the Houston Astros before Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, will wear number 46.

Two of the Dodgers’ steadiest relievers this season are going on the 15-day disabled list: Louis Coleman with right shoulder fatigue and Adam Liberatore with left elbow inflammation.

Additionally, outfielder Andrew Toles was optioned to Triple-A along with pitcher Josh Ravin. Ravin hasn’t pitched this season while serving an 80-game performance enhancing drug suspension, which expired today.

Pitcher Clayton Kershaw was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. He isn’t eligible to be activated before August 27. That doesn’t materially affect his timetable for recovery, since Kershaw hasn’t begun a throwing program. Kershaw has a mildly herniated disc in his lower back and hasn’t pitched in a game since June.

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

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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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What roster moves do the Dodgers have to make today? Update.

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Bud Norris threw 13 pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks before exiting with a lat injury Sunday. (Getty Images)

Technically, Yasiel Puig does not have to be sent to the minor leagues today.

Doing so would amount to the Dodgers’ front office keeping its word, and that counts for something. It’s also unclear why Puig would not have a seat on the Dodgers’ flight to Denver on Monday if only for him to be in the clubhouse today.

In any event, the Dodgers must make two changes to their 25-man roster. Outfielder Josh Reddick was on the A’s active roster when he was traded to the Dodgers on Monday, and pitcher Jesse Chavez was on the Blue Jays’ roster at the time of Monday’s trade too. Whose roster spots are those two likely to take?

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Grade the Dodgers at the non-waiver trade deadline (poll).

The Dodgers had a busy day Monday, acquiring Josh Reddick, Rich Hill, Jesse Chavez and Josh Fields in four separate trades. Click on each player’s name to learn more about him.

No trades involved top prospects Julio Urias, Jose De Leon, Cody Bellinger or Alex Verdugo, all of whom drew interest from other teams. Yasiel Puig remains a Dodger too, even after the club told his representatives they would try to trade him — or option him to Triple-A today if they couldn’t.

Columnist Mark Whicker believes that impatient fans are likely to be dissatisfied with Monday’s trades. What say you?


Note that all MLB teams can use the rest of this month to trade players via the waiver process, too. Chase Utley was placed on waivers before he became a Dodger last August; Adrian Gonzalez became a Dodger after the Boston Red Sox placed him on waivers in August 2012. The grade is inherently incomplete, but let’s just focus on Monday for now.

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