LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers third baseman Alex Guerrero will start a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga on Tuesday night, recovering from injuries to his left knee and left groin suffered in spring training.
Guerrero will bat cleanup and play third base for the Quakes on Tuesday in a 7:05 p.m. PT game against Lancaster.
It remains to be seen what the Dodgers will do with Guerrero once he is deemed healthy enough to return. He can't be sent to the minors without his consent, but it doesn't seem like Guerrero has much of a place on this roster.
Guerrero, who hit .233/.261/.434 with 11 home runs in 106 games in 2015, played 27 games in left field and 18 games at third base. But manager Dave Roberts said repeatedly during spring training that he only saw Guerrero as a third baseman.
Guerrero has roughly $4 million remaining on his salary this season, and is due $5 million in 2017, but can opt out into free agency in the offseason after he is traded.
Grant Holmes was initially listed as the scheduled starter for Rancho Cucamonga, but instead it will be Yaisel Sierra on Tuesday night.
Grant Holmes will skip his turn in the rotation. No injury. Holmes is first of all Rancho starters who will skip a turn in 2016.— RC Quakes Baseball (@RCQuakes) May 10, 2016