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Frias, Hatcher slated to begin rehab action

Dodgers send pitchers to high-A Rancho Cucamonga

NEW YORK -- Dodgers starting pitcher Carlos Frias and reliever Chris Hatcher are scheduled to begin injury rehabilitation assignments with Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga this weekend.

Hatcher, on the disabled list since June 15 with a left oblique strain, will pitch in a game Friday night.

Frias, on the disabled list since July 1 with lower back tightness, will start Sunday after throwing a 31-pitch batting practice session.

Video: [email protected]: Hatcher induces a double play to end the 7th

Hatcher, acquired in the offseason Dee Gordon trade, has struggled (1-4, 6.38 ERA) most of the season in a setup role.

Frias, who stepped into the starting rotation after the injury to Brandon McCarthy, is 4-5 with a 4.54 ERA in 12 starts.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com.
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