Carlos Frias shut out the Washington Nationals for six innings in his first major-league start Wednesday. (Michael Owen Baker/Staff photographer)
Call it rational thought, but when Carlos Frias arrived in the Dodgers’ clubhouse in August, the tendency was to force the rookie pitcher into a limited array of roles.
Emergency spot starter.
Long reliever, preferably during an inconsequential blowout.
That’s what happens to 24-year-old rookies who had never pitched above Double-A baseball prior to the current year, who had an ERA in the fives during his first Triple-A season, right? Continue reading →
Dodgers head athletic trainer Stan Conte talks to injured starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) as catcher A.J. Ellis looks on at left, in the sixth inning of the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Ryu was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. (Associated Press photo)
The Dodgers placed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list Friday (retroactive to Thursday) after an MRI revealed a Grade 1-2 strain of the gluteus medius and piriformis muscles of his right posterior hip area. These are muscles that help stabilize the hip and leg during the throwing motion.
Ryu, who was walking with a noticeable limp Friday, will be re-evaluated in a few days to determine his progress.
“It’s very unfortunate,” Ryu said through an interpreter. “You feel regret that you didn’t take care of yourself better. You wonder what you could have done.”
There is no official timetable for Ryu’s recovery, but the pitcher said he expects to return before the end of the regular season.
“No doubt about it,” he said.
Kevin Correia will take Ryu’s start Tuesday against the San Diego Padres, and presumably five days later on August 23 against the New York Mets. Correia scattered four hits and one run over six innings in his Dodgers debut Monday in Atlanta. He was acquired from the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later or cash on August 9.
Ryu is 13-6 with a 3.28 earned-run average in 23 starts for the Dodgers this season.
Pedro Baez will take Correia’s spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen. He was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday to take Ryu’s spot on the active roster.
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).