Baez (5-2) pitched two-thirds of an inning and earned the win in Saturday's 10-6 win over the Marlins. Baez allowed two runners inherited from reliever Yimi Garcia to score in what was a sloppy eighth inning for the Dodgers' bullpen and defense. Baez then earned the win as the Dodgers rallied in the bottom of the eighth to regain the lead. He's now taken five blown saves and 16 holds this season, but the 31-year-old owns a 3.40 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over 45 innings.
Baez (knee) tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Sunday's 11-7 victory over the Pirates. He walked a batter and allowed no hits in the 10-pitch frame. Baez was making his first appearance since he was drilled in the right knee by a 103 mile-per-hour line drive off his right knee May 21 in Tampa Bay. The right-hander fared capably in his return to action, lowering his season ERA to 3.22 in the process. He remains entrenched as one of the top setup options for closer Kenley Jansen.
Baez (knee) is not expected to pitch Saturday against the Pirates, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports. Baez hasn't pitched since Tuesday, when he took a comebacker off his knee. He threw off a mound to test his knee Friday but did not appear to be quite at full strength, so he's expected to get at least one more day off.
Baez (knee) will throw off a mound prior to Friday's game against Pittsburgh, but he isn't expected to be available, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports. Baez will test out his knee before the ballgame to see how it responds. However, skipper Dave Roberts isn't optimistic about his right-hander's chances of pitching in the series opener.
Baez (knee) could return Friday in Pittsburgh, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. He did not appear to be favoring his right leg when he arrived to the clubhouse Wednesday and has responded well to treatment. It sounds like the setup man will be able to make it back without requiring a stint on the injured list.