Buehler was technically optioned to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga between starts, though that was more of a procedural move to ease the logistics of his return. In two major league results the right-hander has a 1.80 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 10 innings.
To make room for Buehler on the active roster the Dodgers optioned Edward Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City. The left-hander was called up for a couple days and pitched once for the Dodgers, retiring two of his three batters on Thursday, with a hit by pitch.
Breyvic Valera, one day after he was optioned to Triple-A, returned as the 26th man, an extra position player allotted to both teams for this international weekend series. The switch-hitting Valera is 0-for-3 with one walk in his three games so far this season with the Dodgers.
The Padres called up Javy Guerra as their 26th man. This is a shortstop, not the old friend who used to close games on the mound for the Dodgers. This Guerra is 22 and was hitting .244/.296/.511 with five home runs in 25 games in Triple-A El Paso. If he appears in a game this weekend it will be his major league debut.