LOS ANGELES -- With starter Hyun-jin Ryu on the shelf with a strain of his gluteus muscle, there is some shuffling in the Dodgers pitching staff. Added to the bullpen is Pedro Baez, who was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday as a corresponding move for Ryu.
Kevin Correia made a spot start in his Dodgers debut on Monday, but was going to be in the bullpen going forward. With Ryu now out, Correia is back in the rotation and will start on Tuesday against the Padres.
The Dodgers announced the Baez move only an hour before Friday's game against the Brewers, as Baez was en route from Albuquerque during the afternoon.
Baez was just optioned on Monday to make room for Correia. Because he is replacing an injured player Baez is allowed to return within 10 days, and he gets full major league service time and pay as if Monday's optional assignment never happened.
Baez did not pitch since rejoining the Isotopes. His last appearance was Saturday in Milwaukee, throwing a scoreless inning. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 4.50 ERA in four major league appearances in his three previous stints with the Dodgers, with three strikeouts and a walk.
In a weird quirk, all of Baez's major league appearances have come on the road.
Baez had a 4.76 ERA in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League in Triple-A, but more importantly walked only four with 20 strikeouts in 22⅔ innings.
Josh Beckett, on the disabled list with a left hip impingement, was back at Dodger Stadium on Friday, though manager Don Mattingly said he didn't have an update on the right-hander, but might know more in the next few days.
"I've heard from the very beginning that [surgery] could be a possibility," Mattingly said. "It will probably end up being a personal choice for Josh at this point, if he wants to do that."
Paul Maholm had right knee surgery on Friday to reconstruct his ACL and repair his medial meniscus. The surgery was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Maholm, out for the season, is scheduled to begin his rehab next week.
Newly-acquired pitcher Justin Germano was added to the Isotopes' roster to replace Baez
The Dodgers signed 17-year-old right-handed pitcher Rawel Peralta out of Mao, Dominican Republic. Peralta was signed by Dodgers scouts Patrick Guerrero, Franklin Taveras and Mike Tovar.