Liberatore (forearm) has been shut down for the season, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports. Liberatore had already made a few rehab appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City, but apparently his progress wasn't sufficient enough for the Dodgers to believe he could be a contributor beyond the stretch and beyond. Liberatore posted a sharp 3.38 ERA with a 47:17 K:BB over 42.2 innings in 2016, so even if he doesn't have a future with the Dodgers, some major league team will likely have need for his services if he can get healthy for 2018.
Liberatore (forearm) is expected to make his next rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Oklahoma City, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. It will mark the third rehab outing of Liberatore's assignment, after he previously tossed scoreless innings with the Dodgers' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate and High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Since Liberatore has been shut down since late May with left forearm tightness, he'll likely make multiple appearances with Oklahoma City before the Dodgers activate him from the 60-day disabled list at some point in September.
The Dodgers transferred Liberatore's (forearm) rehab assignment to High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday, MLB.com reports. Liberatore had previously kicked off his rehab assignment with a one-inning appearance Thursday with the Dodgers' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate, marking the left-hander's first game action in nearly three months. It's expected that Liberatore will make one or two appearances with Rancho Cucamonga before moving up to a higher-level affiliate and, eventually, the Dodgers at some point in September.
Liberatore (forearm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports. No news has come forth as to how close Liberatore is to returning to action, and given that he's already been on the DL for nearly 60 days, this move made a lot of sense as it allowed the Dodgers to clear a roster spot for the recently acquired Luke Farrell.
The Dodgers placed Liberatore on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, retroactive to May 31, with left forearm tightness. The southpaw flew back to Los Angeles to undergo testing on his elbow because he was experiencing the tightness. Liberatore's timetable to return is murky considering the nature of this injury.
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