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Dodgers News: Grant Dayton to Start Rehab Assignment

Jul 21, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Grant Dayton (75) delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves during a MLB baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that left-handed relief pitcher, Grant Dayton, will be beginning his rehab assignment with the Double-A Tulsa Drillers.

The plan for Dayton seems to be pretty set, as J.P. Hoornstra released the Dodgers’ full game plan that they have for him.

One week in Double-A Tulsa, followed by one week at Triple-A Oklahoma City, then he will be activated when the roster expand on September 1st. That will mean that the Dodgers do not have to make a corresponding move to put him on the 25-man roster.

Dayton has not had a great year in 2017. He broke out from out of nowhere to become a good part of the Dodger bullpen in 2016, leaving fans hopeful for a repeat of last season. Aside from his injuries this year, his numbers have been nowhere near what he did last season.

He currently boasts a 4.94 earned run average in 23.2 innings pitched, striking out just 20 batters. Dayton can still be a vital part of the Dodger bullpen in 2017 if he shows how good he can be in the last month. There is at least one spot available for a lefty to take in the playoff bullpen, assuming Hyun-Jin Ryu is the second reliever. Watson, Cingrani, Avilan and Dayton will all be battling for the last spot.

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