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Keeping up with those rehabbing Dodgers pitchers

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Pedro Baez begins a rehab assignment on Friday night with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Pedro Baez begins a rehab assignment on Friday night with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have been heavy on minor league rehab assignments of late, and that will continue through the weekend, with several pitchers at various stages in the process.

Paco Rodriguez will start on Wednesday night for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, and is expected to throw an inning or so. This is the second rehab game with the Quakes or Rodriguez, who last pitched for the Dodgers on May 29, on the DL with a left elbow strain.

Pedro Baez, on the shelf with a strained right pectoral muscle since May 13, will begin his rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Oklahoma City, who will be hosting Memphis. Joining Baez in OKC will be Brandon League and Joel Peralta.

League, who pitched five games for Rancho Cucamonga, will pitch Friday then at least one more game during the weekend. League said he would pitch one inning Friday, then two innings Sunday, per Steve Dilbeck of the LA Times. League has yet to pitch for the Dodgers this season.

Peralta pitched two games for the Quakes, and will pitch on back-to-back days for Oklahoma City, Friday and Saturday. He last pitched on April 23.

It is reasonable that all three of Baez, League and Peralta could be ready for activation at some point next week, which means decision time. Right now, only Josh Ravin, Yimi Garcia and Adam Liberatore have options in the bullpen, though that number will probably increase by one on Thursday, when the Dodgers are expected to go back to a seven-man bullpen, with Daniel Coulombe or Matt West the most likely to get the call.