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Dodgers News: Chris Perez Begins Rehab Assignment

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As the Los Angeles Dodgers get closer towards the end of the season, injuries have continued to thin out the roster. Last week saw starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and third baseman Juan Uribe begin stints on the DL, but the Dodgers could be welcoming some players back in the foreseeable future.

In addition to expecting shortstop Hanley Ramirez to come off the DL when eligible, reliever Chris Perez is in the process of working his way towards a return.

According to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Perez is scheduled to make a rehab start Monday:

While Perez is returning to the mound, Ryan Walton of the Valley Bay News says his return will include more rehab assignments:

Perez was placed on the DL August 4 due to bone spurs in his right ankle. In his last outing, Perez threw 1.1 innings while giving up a solo home run as the Dodgers lost to the Chicago Cubs. The run rose his season ERA to 5.04.

Despite being brought in to help bolster the bullpen, Perez has struggled at times during the year. The Dodgers signed the reliever in the off-season to a one-year deal worth $2.3 million with the hope he’d bounce back from a troubling season. Perez made the All-Star Game in 2011 and 2012, but had difficulties in his final year in Cleveland.

With the bullpen having issues throughout the year, general manager Ned Colletti mentioned he would consider adding another arm before the season’s end. If the Dodgers were to acquire someone, it would need to be done before Aug. 31 for them to be eligible for the postseason.
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