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Baez set to rejoin Dodgers this weekend

Righty notches successful rehab outing Wednesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City
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CHICAGO -- Right-hander Pedro Baez (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.

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CHICAGO -- Right-hander Pedro Baez (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.

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"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."

John Jackson is a contributor to MLB.com based in Chicago and covered the Dodgers on Thursday.

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