It seems that Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez has pitched his way out of setup duties. He has allowed eight runs in his last eight appearances and appears to have lost the eighth inning role to Chris Hatcher. Baez does have a 9:0 K:BB in those eight innings, so his control is fine. Still, he'll need to learn to command his pitches in and out of the zone better to move back into a more prominent bullpen gig.
Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez escaped a bases-loaded jam only to give up a home run the following inning. The two-run pinch-hit shot in the eighth inning gave Baez his first career loss and dropped him to 1-1 on the season. Baez entered the tie game with three on and two outs in the seventh inning. He recorded a four-pitch strikeout to end the inning. In the eighth, he served up a single and his first homer allowed this season. Baez has now allowed runs in three of his last five appearances.
The Dodgers reinstated reliever Pedro Baez (right pectoral strain) from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Ian Thomas was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Baez tossed three scoreless innings on a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City. He allowed two hits and had two strikeouts.
Dodgers pitcher Pedro Baez will make another Triple-A relief appearance Sunday as he makes his way back from a pectoral injury, reports the Orange County Register. Baez tossed a scoreless inning Friday at Triple-A, but manager Don Mattingly said he wasn't sure how long Baez would need to rehab in the minors. He has missed the last month with a strained pectoral muscle.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that pitcher Pedro Baez would either throw a bullpen session sometime this week or go straight to a rehab assignment, reports MLB.com. Baez is on the disabled list with a strained pectoral muscle and he has not pitched since May 13.