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Baez made his major-league debut in the ninth inning of Monday night’s rain-delayed loss to the Washington Nationals. He allowed two runs to score and heads back to the minors with a career ERA of 18.00.
Kershaw hasn’t started since an Opening Day win in Sydney, Australia. He made two rehab starts following the diagnosis of a strained teres major muscle.
Yasiel Puig is sitting out for the second straight day after crashing into the wall in Miami. Adrian Gonzalez is getting his second day off of the season. Here are the lineups for both teams:
The Dodgers have recalled right-hander Pedro Baez from Double-A Chattanooga for tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals.
Baez had a 2.84 ERA in 12 ⅔ innings at Chattanooga, with six walks and eight strikeouts. A converted infielder who never made it past Double-A since joining the Dodgers’ system in 2007, Baez converted to pitching full-time only last year. He was added to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster last November.
Stephen Fife, who started Sunday’s game in Miami and left with a no-decision, was optioned back to Triple-A Albuquerque.