Dodgers minor league pitchers Pedro Baez and Jarret Martin have been added to the roster of the Glendale Desert Dogs for the Arizona Fall League, replacing Onelki Garcia, who pitched for the Dodgers in September, and Shawn Tolleson, who missed nearly all of 2013 after back surgery.
Arizona Fall League play gets underway on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The Desert Dogs, who moved from Phoenix to Glendale and will play home games at the Dodgers' facility at Camelback Ranch, is comprised of players from the Dodgers, White Sox, Marlins, Twins and Reds.
Baez, 25, completed his first year as a pitcher after a conversion from third baseman last offseason. Baez was 2-2 with a 3.63 ERA in 32 games with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, and was 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA in 16 games after promotion to Double-A Chattanooga. In his first season on the mound he combined for 55 strikeouts and 23 walks in 58 innings.
Martin, who turned 24 in August, was acquired from the Orioles in December 2011 for pitcher Dana Eveland. He was 5-7 with a 4.79 ERA in 14 starts with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga but enjoyed more success after a move to the bullpen in June. Martin put up a 2.73 ERA in 26 relief appearances between the Quakes and Double-A Chattanooga, with 26 strikeouts in 26⅓ innings, but he also walked 19.
Baez and Martin will be joined on the Desert Dogs by pitchers Yimi Garcia and Michael Thomas, catchers Pratt Maynard and Chris O'Brien, infielder Corey Seager and outfielder Brian Cavazos-Galvez.
Garcia was 2-4 with a 2.90 ERA between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque in 2013, with 67 strikeouts and 35 walks in 62 innings. Garcia, drafted in the third round in 2002, was promoted to the Dodgers on Sept. 11. The southpaw struggled in his cup of coffee in the majors, walking four of his nine batters faced with two runs allowed in 1⅓ innings.
Tolleson walked the only two batters he faced with the Dodgers in 2013, then had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back.