Yasiel Puig was 0-for-4 and played seven innings in right field on Tuesday night on a minor league rehab assignment with Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. Puig grounded into a double play in the first inning, lined to shortstop in the third inning, struck out with the bases loaded in the fifth inning, then grounded out to third base in the seventh.
Puig has been on the disabled list since Apr. 29 with a left hip contusion. The earliest he could be activated by the Dodgers is Wednesday.
Player of the day
Dennis Santana walked none and struck out 11 for Double-A Tulsa, allowing just one run in six innings. It was his second double-digit strikeout game of the season, and the sixth time in seven starts that Santana has allowed two or fewer runs.
The six innings and 83 pitches were a season high for Santana, who now sports a 2.12 ERA for the Drillers, with 48 strikeouts (a 35% K rate) and 10 walks in 34 innings.
Triple-A Oklahoma City
After starting their season 15-0 at home, Oklahoma City has lost two straight, the latest an 8-3 loss to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals). Danny Espinosa hit his first home run since signing a minor league deal with the Dodgers, though is just 2-for-11 (.182) in three games.
Scott Alexander allowed a pair of singles but also struck out one in a scoreless inning in relief, inducing a ground ball to three of the four hitters who put the ball in play. Since getting optioned to Triple-A Alexander has pitched four scoreless innings with five strikeouts and a walk.
After Santana was dominant for six innings, the Drillers rallied late for a 5-3 road win against the Springfield Cardinals. D.J. Peters hit a pair of home runs for Tulsa — a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo blast in the ninth. Peters on the season is hitting .291/.380/.521 with seven home runs in 29 games.
Advanced Class-A Rancho Cucamonga
The bottom of the order was productive for the Quakes in a 6-1 road win over the Lake Elsinore Storm (Padres). Shortstop Omar Estevez, left fielder Donovan Casey, third baseman Rylan Bannon and catcher Steve Berman all had two hits for Rancho Cucamonga, including a solo home run for Estevez.
Andrew Sopko allowed a pair of runs in six innings for the win.
Class-A Great Lakes
A three-run third inning was enough to send the Loons to a 3-2 loss to the Beloit Snappers (A’s) on Monday. Melvin Jimenez pitched two scoreless innings before allowing a home run and three walks while only recording two outs in the third inning. Jimenez is still just 18 but is taking his lumps with Great Lakes so far this season, with a 7.85 ERA in 18⅓ innings, allowing 17 runs on 18 hits with nearly as many walks (13) as strikeouts (14).
Triple-A: Breyvic Valera re-joined Oklahoma City after serving as the Dodgers’ 26th man over the weekend in Mexico. Brock Stewart was optioned to OKC.
Double-A: Catcher Will Smith and first baseman Wes Darvill were both placed on the disabled list; Catcher Hamlet Marte was promoted from Rancho Cucamonga to Tulsa; infielder Eric Peterson joined the Drillers from extended spring training.
Class-A: Yasiel Puig joined the Quakes on a rehab assignment; infielder Leonel Valera joined the Quakes from extended spring training.
9 a.m. PT: Great Lakes (Edwin Uceta) at Beloit (Bryce Conley)
9:05 a.m.: Oklahoma City (Manny Banuelos) at Memphis (Jack Flaherty)
6 p.m.: Rancho Cucamonga (Dustin May) at Lake Elsinore (Adrian Morejohn)
Tulsa is off on Wednesday.