LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers on Friday placed reliever Pedro Baez on the disabled list with right biceps tendonitis, retroactive to June 12. Catcher and infielder Kyle Farmer was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Baez last pitched on June 9, tossing a scoreless inning against the Braves. The right-hander has made 30 appearances in 2018 with a 3.23 ERA in 30 2⁄3 innings, giving up 12 runs (11 earned), 30 hits and 16 walks while striking out 36.
The Dodgers now have a total of nine pitchers currently on the disabled list.
Farmer opened the year with the Dodgers and played in 30 of the team’s first 40 games before being optioned May 14. The 27-year-old hit .230/.304/.279 with three doubles and drove in six runs.
Clayton Kershaw threw an extended bullpen session Friday that lasted around 55 pitches. The Dodgers haven't decided if Kershaw’s next step will be a simulated game or a rehab assignment, but there will be at least one or both before he comes back.
“The ball was coming out really well,” manager Dave Roberts said about the session. “I think the execution for Clayton was not up to his expectations, but the most important thing is he feels good and he executed all his pitches.
Speaking of rehab assignments, Rich Hill came out of Thursday’s start with Class-A Rancho successfully. Roberts announced that Hill will make his return to the rotation on Tuesday, starting the second game of the series in Chicago.