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Garrett Cleavinger starts rehab assignment in Oklahoma City

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The lefty has been out since May 18

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Three teams were off on Monday, but OKC played two games to slightly make up for that. Garrett Cleavinger pitched for OKC, as the Dodgers sent him there on a rehab assignment. He’s been out since May 18 with left elbow inflammation.

Triple-A Oklahoma City

The Dodgers played two games on Monday, splitting the doubleheader. Just like in the majors, doubleheaders in the minors are only seven innings.

They picked up the win in the first game, winning 4-2. Aaron Wilkerson gave OKC five innings. He struck out five and allowed two runs. Alex Vesia followed, striking out one and issuing two walks in a scoreless inning.

OKC took the lead in the fourth inning thanks to a three-run inning. After Andy Burns led off the inning with a double, three different hitters drew walks to bring in their first run. With two outs and the bases loaded, Luke Raley brought in two runs thanks to a defensive error, putting OKC ahead, 3-2. The Dodgers added an insurance run in the sixth inning on a solo homer from Hamlet Marte.

OKC dropped the second game, losing 3-2. Edwin Uceta got the start, striking out five in 2 13 innings. He also issued three walks and allowed three runs to score. Garrett Cleavinger pitched for OKC in the fourth inning. This came as a bit of a surprise, as Dave Roberts didn’t mention the lefty going on a rehab assignment with them. He threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout. So, it looks like his return is closer than originally thought.

The two runs from OKC came off the bat of a two-run homer from Rangel Ravelo, his eighth homer of the year. He’s struggled the last few games, as his average is down to only .407.

Monday transactions

  • Garrett Cleavinger on a rehab assignment to Oklahoma City Dodgers

Monday scores

Dodgers 4 | Skeeters 2

Skeeters 3 | Dodgers 2

Tuesday schedule

4:05 p.m. PT: Loons (Logan Boyer) at Dragons

5:05 p.m. PT: Skeeters at Dodgers (Markus Solbach)

5:05 p.m. PT: Wind Surge at Drillers (Gerardo Carrillo)

5:35 p.m. PT: Quakes (TBA) at Storm