LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Zach Lee is in Los Angeles to be examined after feeling a tingling sensation in the fingers of his right hand, manager Don Mattingly said on Thursday.
Lee was scratched from his scheduled start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday with what manager Damon Berryhill told reporters was a minor injury. Lee was also pulled from his last start after three innings and 40 pitches on Friday, at the time presumed to be in good health.
"He's having some tingling in his fingers, and he's here to get checked out," Mattingly said Thursday.
As of now there is no other information about Lee, as we await test results.
The first two pitchers that came to mind with tingling fingers, at least in recent Dodgers history, are Josh Beckett and Chad Gaudin. Both had nerve issues that required surgery.
Beckett had a rib removed to relieve nerve pressure caused by Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and missed the final five months of 2013. Gaudin had a rare neck surgery called a phrenectomy, also to relieve nerve pressure, that caused him to miss the entire 2014 season.
Gaudin, who signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in February, had similar tingling in spring training and hasn't pitched since March. He had carpal tunnel release surgery in May, and could be pitching by the end of June, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Lee, the Dodgers' first-round pick in 2010, is 5-3 with a 2.38 ERA in 10 starts in Triple-A this season.