Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Pedro Báez has been activated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday. As a result, the Dodgers optioned pitcher Josh Fields to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
During his time in OKC, Baez pitched three no decisions with a 6.00 ERA and allowed two runs and in three innings.
As reported by Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts discussed about Báez’s position in certain game situations.
“The guys that have put eyes on him said the velocity is there and the stuff is really good and he can give us one-plus [inning],” said Roberts. “I’ll stick him in high-leverage situations. I’ve got trust in Petey in game situations and we’ll throw him in the fire.”
The 29-year-old reliever had a 3-2 record with a 3.04 ERA in the 2016 season. He allowed 27 runs in 74 innings pitched, with 83 strikeouts in 73 games.
Fields, 31, pitched three scoreless innings in four games against the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs. He was brought up from Triple-A to replace pitcher Rich Hill who landed on the DL. According to Gurnick of MLB.com, Hill will start for the Dodgers on Sunday.