Blake Treinen will face live hitters at Dodger Stadium on Friday, which is a change from a few days earlier when Treinen wasn’t going to throw for a few weeks. His return timetable remains mysterious, so let’s just go with late August as a placeholder.
One of those hitters Treinen will face is Chris Taylor, working his way back from a broken foot. A rehab assignment looms for Taylor, still TBD.
Brusdar Graterol is also expected to throw a bullpen session by Friday, working his way back from shoulder discomfort.
Bill Plunkett at the Orange County Register has more on the “elusive, moving target” of Treinen’s return, plus a note that Graterol is expected to throw another bullpen session with the Dodgers next week in San Francisco.
Edwin Ríos started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday, going 0-for-1 with a walk and a hit by pitch while playing five innings at third base. Roberts said the length of Ríos’ rehab could be shaped by the fact shoulder surgery wiped out the bulk of last season, and now he’s missed two months with a severe hamstring strain.
“He’s 100-percent healthy. If you look at the last few years, he hasn’t played a whole lot of baseball,” Roberts said, per SportsNet LA. “Just to get him back to being a regular baseball player is something we’re shooting for, too.”
Since the start of 2021, Ríos has only 152 plate appearances in the majors.
- From a few days back, Mitch White handled his demotion to Triple-A — his 12th in-season trip to Oklahoma City since the start of 2021 — well, knowing the Dodgers needed a fresh arm in the bullpen. “They’re not making dumb decisions,” he told Doug Padilla of the Orange County Register. “It all makes sense objectively and unfortunately, I have to be the one that does it. You get used to it. Just go with it.”
- Diego Cartaya, the Dodgers top prospect who homered twice on Thursday — more coming on that in today’s minor league report — told Stephanie Sheehan of MLB.com, “I never thought that I was going to be a power hitter. I just try and put a good swing on the ball, and good things are happening.”