Baez set to rejoin Dodgers this weekend

Righty notches successful rehab outing Wednesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City

April 13th, 2017
Pedro Baez went 3-2 with a 3.04 ERA in 73 games for the Dodgers in 2016. (AP)

CHICAGO -- Right-hander (right thumb) had a successful rehab outing on Wednesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City, and he is set to rejoin the Dodgers this weekend for the four-game series with the D-backs.

The Dodgers wanted to see Baez get "up and down" in a game. He pitched a perfect eighth, sat down as the offense batted and then came back to get the first out of the ninth.

"He ... threw 15 pitches, so he's good to go," manager Dave Roberts said.

On Wednesday, Roberts said Baez would be activated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday if all went well, but the manager was noncommittal before Thursday's finale of the three-game series with the Cubs.

"He's flying to L.A. today," Roberts said. "What day he's activated, we're not sure, but he's on his way."