Kenley Jansen wraps up rehab assignment with 1-2-3 inning for Rancho Cucamonga.

Kenley Jansen faced three batters in a clean first inning for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. The right-hander recorded a flyout and two strikeouts in what was supposed to be his final rehab appearance as he works his way back from foot surgery in February.

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said earlier int he day that Jansen will be activated as early as Saturday.

“We want to break him in, put him in an inning that’s not like bases loaded, something like not any room for error,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be the closer. There’s no question about that.”

Kenley Jansen to complete rehab assignment tonight; could return Saturday.

I reported yesterday that Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen could be activated from the disabled list as early as Friday. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly now says that Jansen won’t be activated before Saturday:

Jansen is due to complete his rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga tonight at 7 p.m. He’ll start the game and pitch one inning.

Mattingly added that he’s talked to Jansen about not closing as soon as he comes back, and Jansen sounded “comfortable” with that.

“We want to break him in, put him in an inning that’s not like bases loaded, something like not any room for error,” Mattingly said. “He’s going to be the closer. There’s no question about that.”

Yasiel Puig leaves Single-A rehab game early. Update.

Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig went 1 for 3 at the plate Friday in his second rehab game for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Puig was removed for a defensive replacement after five innings in Adelanto. He had been scheduled to play six or seven.

Update (9:46 p.m.): Puig was removed from the game due to tightness in his hamstring. He’ll be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Puig hit a home run in the first inning, struck out in his next plate appearance, and grounded out in his final at-bat. According to eyewitness reports, Puig might have felt a recurrence of the hamstring strain running out the ground ball: