It's a busy few days for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga, with a trio of rehabbing Dodgers joining the Quakes in a three-day span.
First comes Brandon McCathy, who will start for Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday night at Lake Elsinore, a 6 p.m. PT start. It is the first time on a mound in a game for McCarthy since he had Tommy John surgery in May 2015. The right-hander is expected to last two innings on Saturday.
On Sunday, also in Lake Elsinore, Hyun-jin Ryu will restart his rehab, starting in the 1 p.m. game. The left-hander, out since missing all of 2015 with left shoulder surgery, made three starts on a rehab assignment already, topping out at four scoreless innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City on May 25. But he was shut down after feeling soreness following that start. It is unknown just how long Ryu will start on Sunday, but he can't be expected to last too long.
Hyun-Jin Ryu will throw two innings, Roberts said. He'll need 4-5 starts to be ready. So his throwing program has basically been reset.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) June 11, 2016
On Monday, Yasiel Puig begins a rehab assignment when the Quakes return home with a 7:05 p.m. PT game against Lancaster. The outfielder has been on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, and last played on June 2.
Manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Friday that he expected Puig could be activated beginning on Monday, June 20 when the Nationals are in Los Angeles for a three-game series, per Dodger Talk co-host David Vassegh.