LOS ANGELES — Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner began what could be a short minor league rehab assignment on Monday night, going 1-for-3 for Class-A Rancho Cucamonga.
He grounded out in the first inning, lined out in the second inning, then delivered an RBI single in the fourth.
Turner played five innings at third base on Monday in his first game action since straining his right hamstring on May 18 against the Marlins.
The tentative plan for Turner is to take Tuesday off, then play in a simulated game at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday, accumulating roughly 10-12 at-bats. The Dodgers are off Thursday, but then the Reds come to town for three games, which sounds like a landing spot for Turner’s return.
“The plan is to get him back some time this weekend,” manager Dave Roberts said Monday.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
Julio Urias took a shutout into the sixth inning in OKC’s 4-3 win over the Iowa Cubs on Monday night.
The 20-year-old left-hander allowed just two hits and a walk through five innings, when things began to unravel. He allowed a double and two walks for one run, then left with two outs and two runners on. Both inherited runners scored, giving Urias three runs on three hits in his 5⅔ innings, with three walks and five strikeouts.
Urias did pick off a batter in the game.
Willie Calhoun continued his hot hitting, with a triple and a double from the two spot in the batting order, scoring twice while driving in another.
The Drillers were off on Monday, and open a four-game road trip at the Arkansas Travelers (Mariners) on Tuesday night.
Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
Yadier Alvarez pitched five strong innings in leading the Quakes to a 7-5 win over the Modesto Nuts (Mariners) on Monday night. Alvarez allowed a home run in the first inning and a walk in the fifth, and in between retired 12 straight batters. He struck out five in his five innings for the win.
Ibandel Isabel was one of five Quakes with two hits on the night, and one of his knocks was a home run, his 14th of the season.
Class-A Great Lakes
The Loons were off on Monday, and begin a three-game road series against the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers) early Tuesday morning.
Class-A: The Quakes activated Yadier Alvarez from the temporary inactive list to make his start against Modesto, and pitcher Kevin Brown was placed on the seven-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday.
9 a.m. PT - Great Lakes (TBD) at West Michigan (Alfred Gutierrez)
5:08 p.m. - Oklahoma City (Brock Stewart) at Iowa (Aaron Brooks)
5:10 p.m. - Tulsa (Scott Barlow) at Arkansas (Lindsey Caughel)
7:05 p.m. - Rancho Cucamonga (Devin Smeltzer) vs. Modesto (Nathan Bannister)