The Dodgers optioned pitcher Pedro Baez to Triple-A Albuquerque after beating the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday at Dodger Stadium. The corresponding roster move will be announced after the All-Star break. Baez pitched a scoreless inning Tuesday at Detroit in his most recent major-league stint.
Overall, Baez has allowed two runs in two innings with the Dodgers this season. The right-hander won’t have anywhere to pitch until Thursday, since the Pacific Coast League is in the midst of its own All-Star break.
One day after it was reported that the Dodgers were signing Roger Bernadina, the journeyman outfielder was officially added to the roster of Triple-A Albuquerque. In a corresponding move, Alex Liddi was sent to Double-A Chattanooga after batting .219 with six home runs and 16 RBIs in 44 games.
With Pedro Baezbeing recalled to take Josh Beckett‘s place on the Dodgers’ major-league roster, left-handed reliever Robert Carson was called up to Albuquerque. He had a 2.12 ERA in 11 games at Double-A and a 10.34 ERA in 14 games with Albuquerque earlier in the season.
Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett threw five shutout innings Sunday in Colorado. (Associated Press photo)
Josh Beckett, whose 2.26 earned-run average is second among Dodgers starters, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left hip impingement Tuesday.
Beckett last pitched two days ago in Colorado and threw five shutout innings, earning his sixth win of the season. His next scheduled start was Friday in Los Angeles against the San Diego Padres. After that, Beckett wouldn’t have pitched until after the All-Star break, so it’s possible that Beckett will miss only one start. He’s eligible to return July 22, the second game of a three-game series in Pittsburgh.
Right-handed pitcher Pedro Baez was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque. The 26-year-old had a 4.50 ERA in 17 appearances, all in relief, since being promoted from Double-A on May 25.
Baez appeared in his first and only major-league game with the Dodgers on May 5. He allowed two runs on two hits in one inning against the Nationals.
The Dodgers are scheduled to play the Detroit Tigers at 4 p.m. today at Comerica Park.
Clayton Kershaw made two rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list today. (Jennifer Capuccio Maher/Staff Photographer)
The Dodgers optioned Pedro Baez to Double-A Chattanooga and activated Clayton Kershaw from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Kershaw will start tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals.
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.
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.
“Some of our decisions are just based on the length of this camp, and us having to try to get down to a working number, and to prioritize the number of innings and at-bats we have left,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “That’s the biggest reason. It seems early, but for us it’s getting there, toward the 22nd.”
The Dodgers have 46 players on their camp roster, plus Scott Elbert (on the 60-day disabled list) and Erisbel Arruebarrena (who is in the Dominican Republic awaiting a work visa).
Miguel Rojas broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh inning, scoring from second base on an RBI single by Brendan Harris. Harris smacked a line drive to right field off Marcos Mateo, a right-hander who split last season between Double-A and Triple-A. Arizona right fielder Matt Tuiasosopo made a good throw to home plate, but it was slightly up the first-base line. Catcher Blake Lalli reached back to the plate a moment too late to tag Rojas.
Juan Uribe tied the game with a solo home run in the fourth inning off Diamondbacks right-hander R.J. Hively, who hasn’t pitched an inning above high Single-A ball in his life. It was the Dodgers’ first home run of the spring.
The Dodgers got on the board in the bottom of the second inning when Adrian Gonzalez dropped a double just inside the left-field line, then scored on an RBI single by Uribe.
Chris Withrow had the unenviable task of relieving Greinke with a 1-1 count on Cliff Pennington. The 24-year-old right-hander, who’s on the bubble for a bullpen job this spring, came in cold and had to warm up on the mound. He retired Pennington but couldn’t get out of the second inning, allowing a walk, a single and an RBI double, followed by a strikeout and an RBI groundout. Five of the nine batters Withrow faced reached base.
Outfielder Nick Buss is one of 15 players scheduled to participate in the Dodgers’ annual prospects development program this week. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers’ annual Winter Development Program, designed to help acclimate prospects to the major-league environment, begins Sunday and runs through Thursday at Dodger Stadium. The program is closed to the public.
Their schedule includes seminars with Dodger staffers and workouts that focus on fundamentals, strength training and conditioning. Off the field, the program is highlighted by sessions with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, general manager Ned Colletti, team president Stan Kasten, former manager Tommy Lasorda, and retired players Don Newcombe, Maury Wills, Eric Karros, Shawn Green. There will be social events in the greater Los Angeles area and a community service visit to A Place Called Home, a youth center in South L.A.
Six of the 11 participants in last year’s Winter Development Program played in the Major Leagues in 2013. Since its inception in 2008, 40 participating players have reached the big leagues.
Here’s a bit about what each player did in 2013, not including the winter league season: Continue reading →